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Hilton Surname Meaning

English (Lancashire):: habitational name from any of various places called Hilton (e.g. in Cambridgeshire Derbyshire Staffordshire North Yorkshire and Westmorland) most of which derive from Old English hyll ‘hill’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’ though some come from Old English helde ‘slope’ + tūn. occasionally as in the case of Ralph filius Hilton (Yorkshire 1219) perhaps from the personal name Hilton itself a possible form of Norman Hildun composed of the ancient Germanic elements hild ‘strife battle’ + hūn ‘bear cub’. Compare Hilt . This English surname is present in Ireland (mainly taken to Ulster in the early 17th century though recorded earlier in Dublin).

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

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

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Where is the Hilton family from?

You can see how Hilton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hilton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hilton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 151 Hilton families living in Ontario. This was about 36% of all the recorded Hilton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hilton families in 1911.
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What did your Hilton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hilton. 34% of Hilton men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Hilton women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hilton were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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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

  • Operator
  • Housewife
  • Student
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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