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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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Hilliker Ranking

In the United States, the name Hilliker is the 15,802nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Canada Hilliker migration to Canada +

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 [2]
  • Mr. Jeremiah Hilliker U.E. who settled in Bolton Township, Eastern Townships [Regional County Municipality of Memphrémagog, Quebec c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. John Hilliker U.E. who settled in Dunham Township, Eastern Townships [Brome-Missisquoi Regional County], Quebec c. 1784 [2]
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

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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 on Facebook