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Hilty Name Meaning

Swiss German: from a pet form of the personal name Hildebrand .

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


Similar surnames: Hilt, Hille, Giltz, Ditty, Hisey, Hils, Piety, Lilly, Hiltz, Eilts

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Where is the Hilty family from?

You can see how Hilty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hilty family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hilty families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 24 Hilty families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 48% of all the recorded Hilty's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Hilty families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hilty surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hilty ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hilty. 19% of Hilty men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Hilty women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hilty were Foreman and New Worker. .

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Foreman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    16%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Saleslady
    7%
  • New Worker
    7%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Hilty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hilty 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 504 immigration records available for the last name Hilty. 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 Hilty. For the veterans among your Hilty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hilty lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Hilty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hilty in 1948 was 61, and 71 in 2004.

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