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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


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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

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. 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 20 January 2016 at 10:10.

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