Last name: HILTON

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HILTON : This last name is indexed 238,547 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HILTON : English (Lancashire):: 1: 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.2: 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).

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