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Hiller Family History

Hiller Name Meaning

German: metronymic from Hille a pet form of the female personal name Hildegund (see Hilke ). German: from a masculine personal beginning with the ancient Germanic element hild ‘strife battle’. German: variant of Hüller (see Huller ). German: habitational name for someone from Hille (Westphalia). English: topographic name from Middle English hiller heller huller ‘dweller on the hill’ (compare Hilling ). This type of formation where the suffix -er is added to a topographic term is mainly found in southern England especially in Hampshire Sussex and Surrey. English: variant of Hillier .

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

Similar surnames: Heller, Hilmer, Hillen, Hille, Holler, Huller, Hilger, Tiller, Haller

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Where is the Hiller family from?

You can see how Hiller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hiller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hiller families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 90 Hiller families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hiller's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hiller families in 1911.
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What did your Hiller ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hiller. 54% of Hiller men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Hiller women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hiller were Printer and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Printer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Hiller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hiller 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Hiller. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Hiller. For the veterans among your Hiller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hiller lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hiller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hiller in 1949 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

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