When Richard Burl Hilton was born on 20 July 1870, in Titus, Texas, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Hilton, was 38 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Massey, was 35. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Titus, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 8 May 1956, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.
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.
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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