Hillas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Hillas come from when the family resided as inhabitants in a house on a hill.

Early Origins of the Hillas family

The surname Hillas was first found in Buckinghamshire 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.

Early History of the Hillas family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hillas research. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1173, 1442, and 1514 are included under the topic Early Hillas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hillas Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hillas has been recorded under many different variations, including Hillis, Hillas, Hillers, Hillhouse, Hillus, Hallis and many more.

Early Notables of the Hillas family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Hillas family to Ireland

Some of the Hillas family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hillas migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hillas or a variant listed above:

Hillas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Hillas, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871 [1]

Canada Hillas migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hillas Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Cass Hillas, aged 23, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Sarah Hillas, aged 4, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland


  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)


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