The distinguished German surname Hildebra 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."
Early Origins of the Hildebra family
The surname Hildebra 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 Hildebra family was also seated at Ruckhofen in the Ratisbonne.
Early History of the Hildebra family
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Hildebra Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Hidlebrand, Hildebrandt, Hildeprand, Hildeprandt, Hiltebrande, Hiltebrand, Hillenbrand and many more.
Early Notables of the Hildebra family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hildebra 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.