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There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. Hillen originally appeared in Gaelic as O hUallachain, which is derived from the word "uallach," which means "proud."

Hillen Early Origins



The surname Hillen was first found in Thomond (Irish: Tuadh Mumhan), literally North Thomond, the pre-Norman Kingdom of Thomond, since divided between counties Limerick, Tipperary and Clare, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Hillen Spelling Variations


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Hillen Spelling Variations



Many spelling variations of the surname Hillen can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include Holohan, O'Holohan, Mulholland, Highland, Hoolohan, Houlihan, Hooligan, Whelton, Oulihan, Oulahen, Whoolahan and many more.

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Hillen Early History


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Hillen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hillen research. Another 409 words (29 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hillen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hillen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hillen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hillen 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



A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North Ameri ca. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Hillen name:

Hillen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jos Hillen, who landed in America in 1846

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hillen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hillen (post 1700)



  • Solomon Hillen Jr. (1810-1873), American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1833, 1837; U.S. Representative from Maryland 4th District, 1839-41; Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, 1842-43
  • Jim Hillen, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Jackson County 12th District, 1964; Candidate for Missouri State Senate 16th District, 1966

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    6. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    7. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    8. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Hillen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hillen 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 13 November 2015 at 10:19.

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