Anglo-Saxon name Hildereth comes from the family having resided in the village of Hildersley, a tithing in Gloucester.
Early Origins of the Hildereth family
Gloucestershire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Hildereth family
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Hildereth Spelling Variations
Hildereth has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Hildersly, Hildest, Hilders, Hilder, Hildesley, Hilderly, Hilderley and many more.
Early Notables of the Hildereth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hildereth family to Ireland
Some of the Hildereth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hildereth family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hildereths to arrive on North American shores: John Hillsley, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1870.
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