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Hillier Name Meaning

English (Wiltshire and Surrey): occupational name for a roofer from Middle English hil(l)ier hul(li)er hel(li)er ‘roofer slater tiler’ agent nouns from the Middle English verb hil(i)en hel(i)an hul(i)en ‘to put a roof on; cover with a roof’. French: from the personal name Hillier a vernacular form of Hilaire (see Hillary ).

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

Similar surnames: Hollier, Tiller, Diller, Vallier, Miller, Hiller, Gallier, Collier

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Where is the Hillier family from?

You can see how Hillier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hillier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hillier families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 152 Hillier families living in Ontario. This was about 64% of all the recorded Hillier's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hillier families in 1911.
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What did your Hillier ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hillier. 43% of Hillier men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Hillier women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hillier were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Hillier. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Hillier. For the veterans among your Hillier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hillier lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hillier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Hillier in 1943 was 20, and 75 in 2004.

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