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Hilt Name Meaning

German: from a short form of Hildebrand or some other compound ancient Germanic name formed with hild ‘strife battle’ as the first element. See Hild . English (London): from the Middle English personal name Hilte ultimately from ancient Germanic Helto probably from halith- ‘hero’.

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

Similar surnames: Hill, Hild, Hils, Hitz, Hilke, Hilty, Hilton, Hitt, Hiltz, Bolt

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Where is the Hilt family from?

You can see how Hilt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hilt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hilt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 17 Hilt families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 52% of all the recorded Hilt's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Hilt families in 1911.
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What did your Hilt ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Hilt. 100% of Hilt men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Hilt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilt 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 Hilt. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hilt. For the veterans among your Hilt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hilt lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Hilt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hilt in 1955 was 40, and 81 in 2004.

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