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Hilker Early Origins



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.

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Hilker Spelling Variations


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Hilker Spelling Variations



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

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Hilker Early History


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Hilker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hilker research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hilker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hilker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hilker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hilker 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:

Hilker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Hilker arrived in Philadelphia in 1805
  • Joseph Hilker, aged 25, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Amalia Hilker, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • John Frederick Hilker, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846
  • John W Hilker, who landed in Arkansas in 1866

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hilker (post 1700)


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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    8. 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).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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    The Hilker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hilker Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 20 January 2016 at 10:10.

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