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Where did the English Hylton family come from? What is the English Hylton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hylton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hylton family history?The ancestors of the name Hylton date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the parish of Hilton found in several locations including Derby, Dorset, Durham, Staffordshire and the North Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Hylton is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill. In this case the original bearers of the surname Hylton lived in the hill-town.
Hylton has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Hilton, Hylton and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hylton research. Another 257 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1296, 1295, 1532, 1396, 1400, 1st , 1322, 1360, 1340, 1377, 1356, 1435, 1385, 1447, 1457, 1451, 1500, 1535, 1560, 1599 and 1657 are included under the topic Early Hylton History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 199 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hylton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hylton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words(2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hyltons to arrive on North American shores:
Hylton Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Hylton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hylton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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