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Hilger Name Meaning

German Dutch French (mainly Lorraine and Alsace) and English: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements hild ‘strife battle’ + gār gēr ‘spear’. The Middle English form of the personal name was Ilger. English: from the Old Danish personal name Hildiger found in East Anglia of the same ultimate origin as 1 above and not easy to distinguish from it.

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

Similar surnames: Hiller, Hilmer, Wilger, Hillen, Hilke, Wilmer, Hille, Huger, Hegger

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Where is the Hilger family from?

You can see how Hilger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hilger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hilger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Hilger families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Hilger's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hilger families in 1911.
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What did your Hilger ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Hilger. 72% of Hilger 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Hilger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilger 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hilger. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hilger. For the veterans among your Hilger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hilger lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hilger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Hilger in 1954 was 62, and 78 in 2004.

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