The lineage of the name Hilburn begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the county of Gloucestershire
near an area that was near a hill. Hilburn is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill.
Early Origins of the Hilburn family
The surname Hilburn was first found in 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 Hilburn family
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Hilburn Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hilburn has undergone many spelling variations
, including Hilborne, Hilborn, Hillborn, Hilburn, Hilbourne and others.
Early Notables of the Hilburn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hilburn family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hilburn were among those contributors: John Hilborn settled in Philadelphia in 1871; Charles Hilbourn settled in Philadelphia in 1804.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hilburn (post 1700)
- Sammy Hilburn (b. 1952), American professional baseball player
- Mark Hilburn (1913-1975), American saxophone and clarinet player, founder of Mark Hilburn and His Orchestra, inventor of the Hilburn Development System for developing black and white photographs
- Wiley Wilson Hilburn Jr., (1938-2014), American journalist, Chairman of the Department of Journalism at Louisiana Tech University (1968-2009)
- Robert Hilburn (b. 1939), American pop music critic and author