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Hildner Surname Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Hilden near Düsseldorf. South German: nickname from the dialect word hilde ‘attic’ denoting someone who lived in a small room at the top of a building.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hiltner, Feldner, Mildner, Waldner, Hirner, Wiedner, Willner, Miltner

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Where is the Hildner family from?

You can see how Hildner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hildner family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Hildner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 25 Hildner families living in Michigan. This was about 47% of all the recorded Hildner's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Hildner families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hildner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hildner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Hildner. 31% of Hildner men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Clerk
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    16%
  • Machinist
    16%
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What Hildner family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 813 census records available for the last name Hildner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hildner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 211 immigration records available for the last name Hildner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 633 military records available for the last name Hildner. For the veterans among your Hildner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hildner lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hildner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Hildner in 1962 was 69, and 53 in 2004.

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