Anglo-Saxon name Hilbun comes from when the family resided in the county of Gloucestershire near an area that was near a hill. Hilbun is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill.
Early Origins of the Hilbun 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 Hilbun family
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Hilbun Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hilbun has been recorded under many different variations, including Hilborne, Hilborn, Hillborn, Hilburn, Hilbourne and others.
Early Notables of the Hilbun family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hilbun family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hilbun or a variant listed above:
Hilbun Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Hilbun (post 1700)
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