Hileman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Hileman comes from when the family resided on or near a hill. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English words hyll, which meant hill. Combined the name means "dweller on the hill."

Early Origins of the Hileman family

The surname Hileman was first found in Hampshire 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.

Important Dates for the Hileman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hileman research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1327 are included under the topic Early Hileman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hileman Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hileman include Hillman, Hilman, Hilleman and others.

Early Notables of the Hileman family (pre 1700)

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Hileman migration to the United States

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Hileman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Philip Hileman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1863 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hileman (post 1700)

  • A. F. Hileman (1851-1898), American politician, Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1897
  • Scott Hileman (b. 1972), retired American soccer goalkeeper who played from 1995 to 2004
  • Tomar Jacob "T. J." Hileman (1882-1945), American photographer, best known for his photos of Glacier Park in Montana, and the Blackfoot people, some of his photos are evidence of climate change on the Grinnell Glacier
  • Russell G. Hileman, American politician, Mayor of Michigan City, Indiana, 1950-55 [2]
  • Richard L. Hileman, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Arizona State Senate 1st District, 1998 [2]
  • John Hileman Jr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912 [2]
  • Franklin L. Hileman, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 18th District, 1950 [2]

Historic Events for the Hileman family

Arrow Air Flight 1285
  • Mr. Thomas T Hileman (b. 1966), American Private 1st Class from Fairmont, West Virginia, USA who died in the crash [3]


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550
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