Hilyard Surname Origin
Anciently Hildheard. Hild, in Saxon, is a hero or heroine, as Hildebert, illustrious hero, and heard, in the same language, a pastor or keeper.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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'If you would not be forgotten,
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy of reading,
Or do things worthy of writing.' --Benjamin Franklin, May 1738
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