The origins of the Hilder name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Hilder was originally derived from a family having lived in the village of Hildersley,
a tithing in Gloucester.
Early Origins of the Hilder family
The surname Hilder was first found in Gloucestershire
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Hilder family
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Hilder Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hilder include Hildersly, Hildest, Hilders, Hilder, Hildesley, Hilderly, Hilderley and many more.
Early Notables of the Hilder family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hilder family to Ireland
Some of the Hilder family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hilder family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Hilder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Otto Hilder, who arrived in Alaska in 1898 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Hilder (post 1700)
- Philip H. Hilder, American criminal defense attorney and founder of the Houston law firm Hilder & Associates, P.C
- Robert K. Hilder (1949-2017), American jurist, Third Judicial District Court Judge in the US state of Utah
- Rowland Hilder OBE (1905-1993), American-born, English marine and landscape artist and book illustrator, President of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours from 1964 to 1974
- Anthony J. Hilder, American activist, author, film maker, talk show host, broadcaster and former actor
- Alan Lake Hilder (1901-1970), English amateur cricketer who played first-class cricket between 1924 and 1930 for Kent
- Jesse Jewhurst "J.J." Hilder (1881-1916), Australian watercolourist from Toowoomba, Queensland
- Matt Hilder (b. 1982), Australian former professional rugby league footballer from Sutherland, New South Wales
- Rev. Geoffrey Hilder, English prelate, Archdeacon of Taunton