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Hillhouse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Hillhouse family


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.

Early History of the Hillhouse family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hillhouse research.
Another 74 words (5 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Hillhouse family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hillhouse family to Ireland


Some of the Hillhouse 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.

Migration of the Hillhouse family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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)

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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Thomas Hillhouse, American politician, Member of New York State Senate 26th District, 1860-61; New York state comptroller, 1866-67 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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
  • Oliver Hillhouse Prince (1782-1837), American politician, Member of Georgia State Senate, 1824; U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1828-29 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Historic Events for the Hillhouse family



RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Hugh Hillhouse, English Trimmer from Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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