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The ancestors of the name Hillhouse date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hillhouse family lived as inhabitants in a house on a hill.

Hillhouse Early Origins



The surname Hillhouse 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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Hillhouse Spelling Variations


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Hillhouse Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hillhouse are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hillhouse include: Hillis, Hillas, Hillers, Hillhouse, Hillus, Hallis and many more.

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Hillhouse Early History


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Hillhouse Early History



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

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Hillhouse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hillhouse Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hillhouse In Ireland


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Hillhouse In Ireland



Some of the Hillhouse 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hillhouse or a variant listed above:

Hillhouse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Hillhouse, who settled in Connecticut in 1721
  • James Hillhouse, who arrived in Connecticut in 1721 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Hillhouse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F Hillhouse, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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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Contemporary Notables of the name Hillhouse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hillhouse (post 1700)



  • Thomas Hillhouse (1817-1897), American farmer, banker and politician, Adjutant General of the New York State Militia during the Civil War, Comptroller (1866 to 1867)
  • Arthur Sherwood Hillhouse (1916-2011), American professional basketball player
  • James Hillhouse (1754-1832), American lawyer, real estate developer, and politician from Connecticut
  • William Hillhouse (1728-1816), American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1763-85; Delegate to Continental Congress from Connecticut, 1783-86
  • Thomas Hillhouse, American politician, Member of New York State Senate 26th District, 1860-61; New York state comptroller, 1866-67
  • James Hillhouse (1754-1832), American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1780; U.S. Representative from Connecticut at-large, 1791-96; U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1796-1810
  • Alexander "Alex" John Hillhouse (1907-1983), Australian two-time silver medalist athlete at the 1930 Empire Games, and later competed at the 1932 Summer Olympics
  • Thomas Paterson Hillhouse (1898-1991), Scottish-born, Canadian politician in Manitoba

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Hillhouse Historic Events


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Hillhouse Historic Events




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Hillhouse Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Hillhouse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hillhouse 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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