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Hilton Name Meaning

English (Lancashire) and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places so called. Most, including those in Cambridgeshire (formerly Huntingdonshire), Cleveland, Derbyshire, and Shropshire, get the name from Old English hyll ‘hill’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Others, including those in Cumbria and Dorsetshire, have early forms in Hel- and probably have as their first element Old English hielde ‘slope’ or possibly helde ‘tansy’. English: some early examples such as Ralph filius Hilton (Yorkshire 1219) point to occasional derivation from a personal name, possibly a Norman name Hildun, composed of the Germanic elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + hun ‘bear cub’. The English surname is present in Ireland (mostly taken to Ulster in the early 17th century, though recorded earlier in Dublin).

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

Similar surnames: Chilton, Holton, Wilton, Hinton, Milton, Bilton, Halton, Helton

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Hilton Family Origin

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Hilton Family Occupations

What did your Hilton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Student and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hilton. The most common Hilton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 17% of Hilton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hilton family was Clerk.

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Hilton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 279,000 census records available for the last name Hilton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilton 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 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Hilton. 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 40,000 military records available for the last name Hilton. For the veterans among your Hilton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hilton Life Expectancy

What is the average Hilton lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Hilton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hilton in 1943 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hilton 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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