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The distinguished German surname Hilderbran 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."

Hilderbran Early Origins



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

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Hilderbran Spelling Variations


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Hilderbran Spelling Variations



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

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Hilderbran Early History


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Hilderbran Early History



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

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Hilderbran Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hilderbran Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hilderbran (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hilderbran (post 1700)



  • Harvey Hilderbran, American Republican politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 53rd District; Elected unopposed 1992; Elected 1994, 1996; Elected unopposed 1998, 2000; Elected 2002; Elected unopposed 2004

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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    The Hilderbran Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hilderbran 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 10:10.

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