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Hilton Name Meaning
English (Lancashire) and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places so called. Most, including those in Cambridgeshire (formerly Huntingdonshire), Cleveland, Derbyshire, and Shropshire, get the name from Old English hyll ‘hill’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Others, including those in Cumbria and Dorsetshire, have early forms in Hel- and probably have as their first element Old English hielde ‘slope’ or possibly helde ‘tansy’.English: some early examples such as Ralph filius Hilton (Yorkshire 1219) point to occasional derivation from a personal name, possibly a Norman name Hildun, composed of the Germanic elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + hun ‘bear cub’. The English surname is present in Ireland (mostly taken to Ulster in the early 17th century, though recorded earlier in Dublin).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Hilton Families

  • Number of Hilton families
     153 - 303
     52 - 152
     1 - 51
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hilton families
     3,140 - 6,277
     1,047 - 3,139
     1 - 1,046
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hilton families
     12 - 22
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hilton Family Origin

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Hilton Immigration Information

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Hilton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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