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The distinguished German surname Hilderbrand 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."

Hilderbrand Early Origins



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

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Hilderbrand Spelling Variations


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Hilderbrand Spelling Variations



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

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Hilderbrand Early History


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Hilderbrand Early History



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

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Hilderbrand Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hilderbrand Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hilderbrand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hannes Hilderbrand, aged 26, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Friederich Hilderbrand, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754

Hilderbrand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Hilderbrand, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1824
  • Henry Hilderbrand, aged 36, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Katie Hilderbrand, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1894

Hilderbrand Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emma Hilderbrand, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Freeburg, in 1904
  • Theodor Hilderbrand, aged 24, who settled in America from Berlin, Germany, in 1907
  • Wilhelm Hilderbrand, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Neckar Steinach, Baden, Germany, in 1912
  • Henry Hilderbrand, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1921
  • Paul K Hilderbrand, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Hamburg, Germany, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hilderbrand (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hilderbrand (post 1700)



  • Elin Hilderbrand, American romance novel writer
  • Raymond Hilderbrand, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1932

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    4. 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).
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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