Hils Family History

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Hils Name Meaning

German (Lower Rhine-Westphalia) and French (Alsace): topographic name for someone who lived near a stand or grove of holly, from a dialect form of hülse ‘holly’ (Ilex aquifolium). Compare Hulst. This is also the name of a range of wooded hills near Hildesheim. from a short form of a Germanic personal name with hild ‘fight’, ‘battle’ as the first element.

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

Similar surnames: Hill, Hiss, Hild, Hilt, Hitz, Ris, Hilke, Hall, Fils, Zins

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Hils Family Origin

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Hils Family Occupations

What did your Hils ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hils occupation in Canada was Farmer. 100% of Hils's were Farmers.

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Hils Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hils. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hils 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 581 immigration records available for the last name Hils. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hils. For the veterans among your Hils ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hils Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hils life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hils in 1963 was 81, and 62 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hils 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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