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The name Hillborn has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the county of Gloucestershire near an area that was near a hill. Hillborn is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill.

Hillborn Early Origins



The surname Hillborn was first found in Gloucestershire 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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Hillborn Spelling Variations


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Hillborn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hillborn have been found, including Hilborne, Hilborn, Hillborn, Hilburn, Hilbourne and others.

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Hillborn Early History


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Hillborn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hillborn research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hillborn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hillborn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hillborn Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hillborn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hillborn, or a variant listed above: John Hilborn settled in Philadelphia in 1871; Charles Hilbourn settled in Philadelphia in 1804.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hillborn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hillborn (post 1700)



  • O. H. Hillborn, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1944 (alternate), 1948

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Hillborn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hillborn 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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