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The name Hillary was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the medieval given name Hillary, which was originally derived from the Latin personal name Hilarius, which means cheerful glad, happy and joyful.

Hillary Early Origins



The surname Hillary was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. Hilary (c.1110-1169) was a medieval Bishop of Chichester,.

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Hillary Spelling Variations


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Hillary Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Hillary, Hillery and others.

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Hillary Early History


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Hillary Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hillary research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1206 is included under the topic Early Hillary History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hillary Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hillary Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hillary 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Hillary or a variant listed above were:

Hillary Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Susan Hillary, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [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)
  • Nicholas Hillary, who settled in Nevis in 1654
  • William Hillary, who settled in Virginia in 1654
  • Susanna Hillary, who arrived in Virginia in 1655 [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)
  • Thomas Hillary, who landed in Maryland in 1661 [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)

Hillary Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Hillary, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1711 [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)
  • John Hillary, who settled in Charles Town in 1767
  • George Hillary, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1793 [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)

Hillary Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Hillary, aged 19, a housemaid, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 4th July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1854.shtml.
  • Thomas Hillary, aged 25, a labourr, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"
  • Bridget Hillary, aged 17, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"
  • Anthony Hillary, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Bee"

Hillary Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Hillary, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hillary (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hillary (post 1700)



  • Barbara Hillary (b. 1931), the first known African-American woman to reach the North Pole a the age of 75, she later reached the South Pole in January 2011 at the age of 79
  • Sir William Hillary (1771-1847), 1st Baronet, an English soldier, author and philanthropist, founder of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1824
  • Flight Lieutenant Richard Hope Hillary (1919-1943), Australian Battle of Britain pilot who died during World War II, best known for his book The Last Enemy
  • Peter Hillary (b. 1954), New Zealand son of Sir Edmund Hillary, he has climbed the highest mountains on all seven continents
  • Sir Edmund Percival Hillary KG, ONZ, KBE (1919-2008), New Zealand Mountain Climber, among the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest (29 May 1953)

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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)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 4th July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1854.shtml.

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Hillary Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hillary 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 2 January 2017 at 11:12.

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