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Hillen Name Meaning

Swedish (Hillén): ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element + the adjectival suffix -én, from Latin -enius. Dutch and North German: from the personal name Hillin, a derivative of a Germanic personal name formed with hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ as the first element. Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Hilling. English: variant of Hillian.

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


Similar surnames: Hellen, Hiller, Hille, Millen, Hill, Gillen, Hallen, Billen, Pillen

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Where is the Hillen family from?

You can see how Hillen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hillen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hillen families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 13 Hillen families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hillen's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hillen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hillen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hillen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Carpenter was the top reported job for people in the CA named Hillen. 43% of Hillen men worked as a Carpenter.

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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

  • Carpenter
    43%
  • Electrician
    29%
  • Student
    29%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Hillen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hillen 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hillen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hillen. For the veterans among your Hillen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hillen lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hillen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hillen in 1957 was 52, and 61 in 2004.

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