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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage English
Other Forms FormsHilleard, Hillyard, Hillard

Meaning & History

English: from the Norman female personal name Hildiarde, Hildegard, composed of the Germanic elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + gard ‘fortress’, ‘stronghold’. The surname has been in Ireland since the 17th century.
Added 8/4/2007 by Thunderbird5
Edited 6/10/2016 by LMS and babycrookston