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The distinguished German surname Hild is derived from the German personal name "Hildebrand," which is composed of two elements: "hild," derived from the Old High German "hilja," meaning "fight" or "battle," and "brand," derived from the Old High German "brant," meaning "fire" or "sword."

Hild Early Origins



The surname Hild was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century, the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. The Hild family was also seated at Ruckhofen in the Ratisbonne.

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Hild Spelling Variations


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Hild Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hidlebrand, Hildebrandt, Hildeprand, Hildeprandt, Hiltebrande, Hiltebrand, Hillenbrand and many more.

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Hild Early History


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Hild Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hild research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1530, 1756, 1614, 1684, 1668 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Hild History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hild Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hild Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hild Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hild Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Chr Hild, who landed in America in 1750-1753
  • Henr Hild, who landed in America in 1750-1753
  • Peter Hild, who arrived in America in 1750-1753
  • Elisabeth Hild, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Andreas Hild, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1774

Hild Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mina Hild, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Michael Hild, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1844
  • John Hild, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Johann Peter Hild, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • Johannes Heinrich Hild, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hild (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hild (post 1700)



  • Oscar Hild, American politician, Social Democratic Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 9th District, 1901, 1904
  • József Hild (1789-1867), Hungarian architect

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    11. ...

    The Hild Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hild Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 20 January 2016 at 10:07.

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