Show ContentsHildebran History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished German surname Hildebran 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 Hildebran family

The surname Hildebran 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 Hildebran family was also seated at Ruckhofen in the Ratisbonne.

Early History of the Hildebran family

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Hildebran Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Hildebran family

Notable figures of the time with the name Hildebran were

  • Johann Hildebrand, also Hildebrandt (1614-1684), a German composer, organist, and poet

Migration of the Hildebran family

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. on Facebook