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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


Similar surnames: Chilton, Holton, Wilton, Hinton, Milton, Bilton, Halton, Helton

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Hilton Family Origin

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Hilton Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Silk Weaver

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hilton. The most common Hilton occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Hilton's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Hilton family was Silk Weaver.

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