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Where did the English Illman family come from? What is the English Illman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Illman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Illman family history?The history of the Illman family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living on or near a hill. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English words hyll, which meant hill. Combined the name means "dweller on the hill."
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Illman include Hillman, Hilman, Hilleman and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Illman research. Another 260 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1327 are included under the topic Early Illman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Illman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Illman or a variant listed above:
Illman Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Illman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Illman 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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