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Hilke Family History

Hilke Surname Meaning

German:: variant of Hilker . possibly also from a pet form of Hildegund an ancient Germanic female name composed of the elements hild ‘strife’ + gund ‘battle’.

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

Similar surnames: Hille, Hiller, Hilmer, Hillen, Hild, Hilker, Wilke, Hils, Hapke, Hilt

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Where is the Hilke family from?

You can see how Hilke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hilke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hilke families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Hilke families living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Hilke's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Hilke families in 1911.
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What did your Hilke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hilke. 34% of Hilke men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Hilke women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hilke were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hilke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilke 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 780 immigration records available for the last name Hilke. 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 477 military records available for the last name Hilke. For the veterans among your Hilke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hilke lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hilke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hilke in 1957 was 47, and 89 in 2004.

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