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Hillenbrand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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."

Early Origins of the Hillenbrand family


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.

Early History of the Hillenbrand family


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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.

Hillenbrand Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Hillenbrand family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hillenbrand family to the New World and Oceana


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, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Julius Hillenbrand, who was naturalized in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Julius Hillenbrand, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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, Inc. 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John A. II Hillenbrand, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1972 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George Hillenbrand, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1924 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  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 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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