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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Hilditch surname lived in Holdich, Norfolk. This locale cannot be found today, but was listed pre 1700.

Hilditch Early Origins



The surname Hilditch was first found in Devon 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.

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Hilditch Spelling Variations


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Hilditch Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hilditch are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hilditch include: Holditch, Holdich, Holdrich, Holdridge, Hilditch and many more.

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Hilditch Early History


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Hilditch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hilditch research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Hilditch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hilditch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hilditch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hilditch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hilditch or a variant listed above:

Hilditch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Hilditch, who landed in America in 1760-1763 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hilditch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hilditch (post 1700)



  • E. L. Hilditch, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Enfield, 1912
  • Thomas Arthur Hilditch (1885-1957), English cricketer who played from 1910 to 1913
  • George Clarence "Lal" Hilditch (1894-1977), English footballer who played from the early 1900s through 1932
  • Stephen Hilditch (b. 1946), Irish international rugby referee
  • Ron Hilditch, Australian former professional rugby league footballer and coach
  • Andrew Mark Jefferson Hilditch (b. 1956), former Australian cricketer
  • Jacob Hilditch (1864-1930), Norwegian writer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Hilditch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hilditch 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.

This page was last modified on 12 December 2016 at 04:47.

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