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