Hillard Family History

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Hillard Name Meaning

English (mainly Wales): possibly a reduced form of Hilliard. French: from a derivative (pejorative) of Hilaire, French form of Hillary 1.

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

Similar surnames: Gillard, Pillard, Billard, Hillary, Millard, Callard, Dillard

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Hillard Family Origin

Where is the Hillard family from?

Hillard Family Occupations

What did your Hillard ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Farmer'S Son and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hillard. The most common Hillard occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Hillard's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hillard family was Servant.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer'S Son

  • Laborer

  • Servant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hillard ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hillard Historical Records

What Hillard family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Hillard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hillard 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hillard. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hillard. For the veterans among your Hillard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hillard Life Expectancy

What is the average Hillard lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hillard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Hillard in 1944 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hillard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hillard ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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