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The distinguished German surname Hillenbrand 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."

Hillenbrand Early Origins



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

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Hillenbrand Spelling Variations


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Hillenbrand Spelling Variations



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

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Hillenbrand Early History


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Hillenbrand Early History



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

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Hillenbrand Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hillenbrand Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hillenbrand 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:

Hillenbrand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Hillenbrand, who arrived in New York in 1854
  • Peter Hillenbrand, aged 29, landed in New York in 1854
  • Julius Hillenbrand, who was naturalized in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Julius Hillenbrand, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hillenbrand (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hillenbrand (post 1700)



  • Martin Joseph Hillenbrand (1915-2005), American diplomat, U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany from 1972 to 1976
  • William Frank "Billy" Hillenbrand (1922-1994), American football halfback who played from 1946 to 1948
  • Ray J. Hillenbrand, American CEO of Hillenbrand, In c. based in Batesville, Indiana with over 4,200 employees (2011)
  • Laura Hillenbrand (b. 1967), American author of books and magazine articles, probably best known for her first book Seabiscuit: An American Legend (2001) for which she won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2001
  • Scott Hillenbrand, American director, actor and screenwriter, member of the Directors Guild of America, brother of David Hillenbrand
  • David Hillenbrand, American writer, director, and composer, member of the Directors Guild of America
  • Shea Matthew Hillenbrand (b. 1975), American former Major League Baseball player who played from 2001 to 2007
  • Martin Joseph Anthony Hillenbrand (1915-2005), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, 1967-69; Germany, 1972-76
  • John A. II Hillenbrand, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1972
  • George Hillenbrand, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1924
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hillenbrand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hillenbrand 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 13 November 2015 at 10:19.

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