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Hilliker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Hilliker family


The surname Hilliker 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 Hilliker family


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Hilliker Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Hilliker family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hilliker family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hilliker Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Hilliker was listed as a sergeant of the Loyal Rangers in the service of the United Empire Loyalists, who settled in Canada in 1783
  • Mr. Abraham Hilliker U.E. who settled in Township of Barnston [Barnston West], Eastern Townships [Coaticook], Quebec c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Jeremiah Hilliker U.E. who settled in Bolton Township, Eastern Townships [Regional County Municipality of Memphrémagog, Quebec c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Hilliker U.E. who settled in Dunham Township, Eastern Townships [Brome-Missisquoi Regional County], Quebec c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Hilliker Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Hilliker, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • John Hilliker, who landed in Canada in 1838

Contemporary Notables of the name Hilliker (post 1700)


  • Benjamin Franklin Hilliker (1843-1916), American soldier who served in the Union Army during the American Civil War; he received the Medal of Honor
  • Grant Hilliker (b. 1921), American foreign service official
  • Thomas Hilliker (1784-1803), sometimes spelt Helliker, an English trade unionist who was hanged at the age of 19 for his alleged role in machine-breaking at a Wiltshire woollen mill; he is now regarded as a victim of anti-Luddite sentiment

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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