Hilgers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hilgers family

The surname Hilgers was first found in Silesia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century on the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. Hilliker is in fact the Silesian and Saxonian variation of the word "Hildeger," which was an old German word meaning "spear." Adam Hildiger lived in Liegnitz (Silesia) in 1453, and Hans Hilliger lived in Dresden in 1412.

Early History of the Hilgers family

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Hilgers Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hilger, Hilgert, Hilgers, Hilliger, Hildeger, Hilker and many more.

Early Notables of the Hilgers family (pre 1700)

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United States Hilgers migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hilgers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • A Marg Hilgers, who landed in America in 1846 [1]
  • P Jos Hilgers, who arrived in Arkansas in 1885 [1]
  • S Gos Hilgers, who landed in Arkansas in 1885 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hilgers (post 1700) +

  • Laurie Hilgers, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, 2011 [2]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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