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Early Origins of the Hilker family

The surname Hilker 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 Hilker family

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Hilker Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Hilker family (pre 1700)

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United States Hilker migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hilker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Hilker, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1805
  • Joseph Hilker, aged 25, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]
  • Amalia Hilker, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846 [1]
  • John Frederick Hilker, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846 [1]
  • John W Hilker, who landed in Arkansas in 1866 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hilker (post 1700) +

  • Edward F. Hilker (1881-1949), American politician, elected to the Wisconsin State Senate in 1946
  • F. William Hilker, American Republican politician, Chair of Middlesex County Republican Party, 1927 [2]
  • Edward F. Hilker, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1936, 1944; Member of Wisconsin State Senate 21st District; Elected 1946 [2]
  • A. F. Hilker (b. 1864), American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Barry County, 1921-22 [2]
  • Wilfried Hilker (b. 1930), German former football referee
  • Georg Hilker (1807-1875), Danish decorative painter

  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 on Facebook