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."
Early Origins of the Hildabrand family
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 Hildabrand family was also seated at Ruckhofen in the Ratisbonne.
Early History of the Hildabrand family
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Hildabrand Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Hidlebrand, Hildebrandt, Hildeprand, Hildeprandt, Hiltebrande, Hiltebrand, Hillenbrand and many more.
Early Notables of the Hildabrand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hildabrand family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ann Maria Hildebrand, who came to Baltimore in 1831; Peter Hillenbrand, who arrived in New York in 1854; Andreas Hildebrand, who was living in Philadelphia in 1860.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hildabrand (post 1700)
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