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The Anglo-Saxon name Hilliard comes from the family having resided 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.

Hilliard Early Origins



The surname Hilliard 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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Hilliard Spelling Variations


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Hilliard Spelling Variations



Hilliard has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Hilliard, Hildyard, Hillard, Hildheard and others.

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Hilliard Early History


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Hilliard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hilliard 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 Hilliard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hilliard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hilliard 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 Hilliard 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hilliards to arrive on North American shores:

Hilliard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gregory Hilliard, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • John and Gregory Hilliard, who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • John Hilliard, who landed in Maryland in 1633
  • Hugh Hilliard, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1634
  • Jo Hilliard, aged 18, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hilliard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Hilliard, who landed in Maryland or Virginia in 1730
  • Samuel Hilliard settled in Maryland in 1741
  • Richard Hilliard, who arrived in New York in 1794

Hilliard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christopher Hilliard, who arrived in Maryland in 1808

Hilliard Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry Hilliard, aged 19, landed in Canada in 1815
  • John Hilliard, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834
  • Lonson Hilliard, who landed in Canada in 1840

Hilliard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Hilliard, English convict from Durham, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia

Hilliard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Hilliard landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hilliard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hilliard (post 1700)



  • Clarence Ross Hilliard (1894-1976), American Republican politician, Ingham County Clerk, 1925-72; Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1957-59
  • Christopher Hilliard, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Hagerstown, Maryland, 1847-49
  • Carole Hilliard, American Republican politician, Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota; Elected 1994; Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 2000
  • C. M. Hilliard, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Buffalo and Pepin counties, 1902
  • Benjamin Clark Hilliard (1868-1951), American Democrat politician, Member of Colorado State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Colorado 1st District, 1915-19; Defeated, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1926
  • Aubrey Hilliard, American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Sixth Norfolk District, 1905
  • Denison Hewitt Hilliard (1798-1871), American politician, Supervisor of Delhi Township, Michigan, 1853-54, 1855-56, 1857-58, 1863; Appointed 1863
  • Earl Hilliard, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1940
  • Earl F. Hilliard Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 2008
  • Earl Frederick Hilliard (b. 1942), American Democrat politician, Member of Alabama State House of Representatives, 1975-81; Member of Alabama State Senate, 1981-93
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hilliard Historic Events


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Hilliard Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Herbert Henry Hilliard (d. 1912), aged 44, American First Class passenger from Brighton, Massachusetts who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. 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.
    11. ...

    The Hilliard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hilliard 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 17 December 2015 at 13:34.

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