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The ancestors of the Hilgen surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived 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."

Hilgen Early Origins



The surname Hilgen 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.

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Hilgen Spelling Variations


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Hilgen 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 Hilgen include Hillman, Hilman, Hilleman and others.

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Hilgen Early History


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Hilgen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hilgen research. Another 260 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1327 are included under the topic Early Hilgen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hilgen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hilgen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hilgen 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



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:

Hilgen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Hilgen, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1836

Hilgen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Auna Hilgen, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Achilles" from Port au Prince, Haiti [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZX-L57 : 6 December 2014), Auna Hilgen, 07 Mar 1920; citing departure port Port au Prince, Haiti, arrival port New York, ship name Achilles, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Arend Hilgen, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Achilles" from Cap Haitien, Haiti [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DQ-BP8 : 6 December 2014), Arend Hilgen, 23 May 1920; citing departure port Cap Haitien, Haiti, arrival port New York, ship name Achilles, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hilgen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hilgen (post 1700)



  • Frederick Hilgen, American politician, Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 1872

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Citations


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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZX-L57 : 6 December 2014), Auna Hilgen, 07 Mar 1920; citing departure port Port au Prince, Haiti, arrival port New York, ship name Achilles, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DQ-BP8 : 6 December 2014), Arend Hilgen, 23 May 1920; citing departure port Cap Haitien, Haiti, arrival port New York, ship name Achilles, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Hilgen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hilgen 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.

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