The surname Hilgert 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.
Important Dates for the Hilgert family
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Hilgert Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Hilger, Hilgert, Hilgers, Hilliger, Hildeger, Hilker and many more.
Early Notables of the Hilgert family (pre 1700)
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Hilgert migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hilgert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Johann Jacob Hilgert, who settled in Philadelphia in 1747
Joh Jacob Hilgert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1747 
Henrich Hilgert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773 
Contemporary Notables of the name Hilgert (post 1700)
Ivan Hilgert, Czech bronze medalist slalom canoeist at the 1983 World Championships
Luboš Hilgert (b. 1986), Czech bronze medalist slalom canoer at the 2007 World Championships
Luboš Hilgert (b. 1960), Czech silver and four-time bronze medalist slalom canoer and Olympian
^ 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)
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