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.
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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
^ 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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