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Hillary History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Hillary family


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,.

Early History of the Hillary family


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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.

Early Notables of the Hillary family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hillary family to the New World and Oceana


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

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)
  • Richard Hope Hillary, Australian fighter pilot and flying ace in the Royal Air Force, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories

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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.

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