Hillestad Family History
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Hillestad Name Meaning
Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Hillestad, from the Old Norse female personal name Hildr, literally ‘battle’, or any of several other names beginning with Hild- (for example Hildufr, Hildir) + staðir ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’. In one example in Hordaland county the last element is Old Norse stoð ‘landing place’ (for boats).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Hatlestad, Kallestad, Ellestad, Holstad, Hunstad, Folkestad, Ulvestad