Hilgeman Family History

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Hilgeman Name Meaning

North German (Hilgemann): occupational name for a member of a church council, from Middle Low German hilge ‘holy’ (inflected form of hillich) + man ‘man’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hillman, Hageman, Hegeman, Tilghman, Haldeman, Wileman, Holterman

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Hilgeman Family Origin

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Hilgeman Family Occupations

What did your Hilgeman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hilgeman. 31% of Hilgeman men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Hilgeman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hilgeman were Mechanic and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Machinist
    13%
  • Mechanic
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    30%
  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Teacher
    12%

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

Hilgeman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hilgeman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilgeman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 152 immigration records available for the last name Hilgeman. 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 Card

There are 321 military records available for the last name Hilgeman. For the veterans among your Hilgeman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hilgeman Life Expectancy

What is the average Hilgeman lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hilgeman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hilgeman in 1945 was 56, and 88 in 2004.

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