Anglo-Saxon name Hilborn comes from when the family resided in the county of Gloucestershire near an area that was near a hill. Hilborn is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill.
Early Origins of the Hilborn family
Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hilborn family
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Hilborn Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hilborn include Hilborne, Hilborn, Hillborn, Hilburn, Hilbourne and others.
Early Notables of the Hilborn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hilborn family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Hilborn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Hilborn Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Hilborn (post 1700)
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