Hillers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.
Early Origins of the Hillers family
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.
Early History of the Hillers family
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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.
Early Notables of the Hillers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hillers family to Ireland
Some of the Hillers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hillers migration to the United States +
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Hillers (post 1700) +
- J. B. Hillers, American Democratic Party politician, Chair of Adams County Democratic Party, 1940 
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