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The ancestors of the bearers of the Hiller family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in Somerset. As a local name, it was derived from the local at the hill-garth. The name could also have been an occupational name for a hellier who was a roofer, tiler or thatcher.

Hiller Early Origins



The surname Hiller was first found in Yorkshire 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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Hiller Spelling Variations


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Hiller Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hiller include Hilliard, Hildyard, Hillard, Hildheard and others.

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Hiller Early History


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Hiller Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hiller research. Another 331 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1109, 1485, 1537, 1602, 1612, 1619, 1640, 1660, 1670, 1685, 1716, 1729, 1743, 1781, and 1814 are included under the topic Early Hiller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hiller Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hiller Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Christopher Hildyard (d. 1602), whose tomb is in Church of St. German in Winestead, as well as a Hildyard, Sheriff of...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hiller 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hiller or a variant listed above:

Hiller Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Martha Hiller, who landed in Virginia in 1657

Hiller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Hiller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Jacob Hiller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Hiller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hiller, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1840
  • Samuel Hiller, aged 26, arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1843
  • Albert Hiller, aged 28, landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1843
  • Christian F Hiller, who landed in Maryland in 1844
  • Albert Hiller, who settled in Alabama in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hiller Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • A. Prescott Hiller, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1903
  • Amelia Hiller, aged 14, who landed in America from London, in 1904
  • Alfred Hiller, aged 17, who emigrated to America from Degerloch, Germany, in 1905
  • Anna Hiller, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Ennsdavk, Germany, in 1913
  • Alfred Hiller, aged 20, who landed in America from Berlin, Germany, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hiller (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hiller (post 1700)



  • Arthur Hiller OC (1923-2016), Canadian-born, American television and film director, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (1993-1997) recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2002
  • Colette Hiller, American actress who starred on film, theatre and television
  • Stanley Hiller Jr. (1924-2006), American pioneering developer of the helicopter
  • Lejaren Arthur Hiller (1924-1994), American composer
  • Charles Joseph Hiller (1934-2004), American professional baseball player in Major League Baseball
  • Tim Hiller (b. 1986), American football quarterback
  • William P. Hiller, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1875-81
  • John F. Hiller, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schoharie County, 1835
  • John Hiller, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 2008
  • Hiram M. Hiller (d. 1895), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1868
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Hiller


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Suggested Readings for the name Hiller



  • Descendants of Jonathan Hiller: From Old Dutchess to Chatauqua County, New York with Extensive Background History and Lineages on All Collateral Lines by Helen Traver Anderson.

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Hiller Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. 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).
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hiller Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hiller 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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