Hilton Family History
Hilton Name Meaning
English (Lancashire):: habitational name from any of various places called Hilton (e.g. in Cambridgeshire Derbyshire Staffordshire North Yorkshire and Westmorland) most of which derive from Old English hyll ‘hill’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’ though some come from Old English helde ‘slope’ + tūn. occasionally as in the case of Ralph filius Hilton (Yorkshire 1219) perhaps from the personal name Hilton itself a possible form of Norman Hildun composed of the ancient Germanic elements hild ‘strife battle’ + hūn ‘bear cub’. Compare Hilt . This English surname is present in Ireland (mainly taken to Ulster in the early 17th century though recorded earlier in Dublin).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022