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Hilmer Name Meaning

North German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Hildemar formed with hild ‘strife battle’ + mari ‘famous’. South German: shortened form of Hillmeier a distinguishing name from Middle High German hülwe hüll ‘water-hole slough’ + meier ‘(tenant) farmer’.

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

Similar surnames: Hiller, Helmer, Hilger, Hilke, Holmer, Gilmer, Hillen, Wilmer, Kimmer

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Where is the Hilmer family from?

You can see how Hilmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hilmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Hilmer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Hilmer families living in Alberta. This was about 64% of all the recorded Hilmer's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Hilmer families in 1911.
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What did your Hilmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hilmer. 23% of Hilmer men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Hilmer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hilmer were Salesman 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Hilmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilmer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hilmer. 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 Hilmer. For the veterans among your Hilmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hilmer lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hilmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hilmer in 1953 was 46, and 92 in 2004.

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