Anglo-Saxon name Hilderslay comes from when the family resided in the village of Hildersley, a tithing in Gloucester.
Early Origins of the Hilderslay family
Gloucestershire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Hilderslay family
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Hilderslay 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. Hilderslay has been recorded under many different variations, including Hildersly, Hildest, Hilders, Hilder, Hildesley, Hilderly, Hilderley and many more.
Early Notables of the Hilderslay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hilderslay family to Ireland
Some of the Hilderslay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hilderslay 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 Hilderslay or a variant listed above: John Hillsley, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1870.
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