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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.
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.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hilburn research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hilburn History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hilburn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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.
The Hilburn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hilburn 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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