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Hillers is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hillers family once lived as inhabitants in a house on a hill.

Hillers Early Origins



The surname Hillers 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.

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Hillers Spelling Variations


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Hillers Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hillers family name include Hillis, Hillas, Hillers, Hillhouse, Hillus, Hallis and many more.

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Hillers Early History


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Hillers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hillers research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1173, 1442, and 1514 are included under the topic Early Hillers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hillers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hillers Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hillers In Ireland


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Hillers In Ireland



Some of the Hillers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hillers surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Hillers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hillert Hillers, who settled in Philadelphia in 1811
  • Ahrend Hillers, who settled in California in 1872
  • Fritz Hillers, who arrived in California in 1890

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hillers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hillers (post 1700)



  • J. B. Hillers, American Democrat politician, Chair of Adams County Democratic Party, 1940

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Hillers Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Hillers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hillers 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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