Hillegass History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hillegass family

The surname Hillegass was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Hillegass family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hillegass research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1549, 1628, 1697, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Hillegass History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hillegass Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hille, Hiller, Hillen, Hillers, Hilles, Hillebrandes, Hillebrands, Hillebrandt, Hildebrant, Hilldebrant, Hillegeer, Hilleberg, Hillsköld and many more.

Early Notables of the Hillegass family (pre 1700)

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


United States Hillegass migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hillegass Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Geo Albrecht Hillegass, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1746 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hillegass (post 1700) +

  • Aaron Hillegass (b. 1969), American founder and CEO of Big Nerd Ranch
  • Clifton K. Hillegass (1918-2001), American creator and publisher of CliffsNotes


  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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