Hilmer Family History
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Hilmer Name Meaning
North German and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Hildemar, formed with hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + mari ‘famous’. German (South German and Austrian): contracted form of Hillmeier, which is a topographic name derived from Middle High German hülwe ‘water-hole’ + meier ‘(tenant) farmer’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press