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Hildersly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Hildersly is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hildersly family once lived in the village of Hildersley, a tithing in Gloucester.

Early Origins of the Hildersly family


The surname Hildersly was first found in Gloucestershire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.

Early History of the Hildersly family


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Hildersly Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hildersly family name include Hildersly, Hildest, Hilders, Hilder, Hildesley, Hilderly, Hilderley and many more.

Early Notables of the Hildersly family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hildersly family to Ireland


Some of the Hildersly family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hildersly family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hildersly surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Hillsley, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1870.

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