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Hillier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Hillier is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a hellier, or one who tiles a roof, a thatcher or slater. Interestingly, The Ordinances of Worcester includes the following early reference: The helynge of their houses, and the dores ben all of wode Also that non Tylers were called hillyers of the cite compelle ne charge ne make no tyler straunger to serve at his rule and assignement.


Early Origins of the Hillier family


The surname Hillier was first found in Kent, where we find the earliest reference to this name.

Early History of the Hillier family


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Hillier Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hillier include Hillier, Hillyer, Hilliar and others.

Early Notables of the Hillier family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hillier family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hillier were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hillier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Hillier, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [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)
  • Isaak Hillier, who landed in Virginia in 1666 [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)

Hillier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Martha Hillier, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [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)
  • Mary Hillier, who arrived in South Carolina in 1728 [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)
  • Richard Hillier, who arrived in New York, NY in 1796 [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)
  • Anna Hillier, who arrived in New York, NY in 1796 [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)

Hillier Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John F. Hillier, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • Jane Hillier, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • Caroline Hillier, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • John Foach Hillier, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • Frederick Hillier, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hillier Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Dr Hillier, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Lady Nugent
  • Ann Elizabeth Hillier, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Persia" in 1860
  • Miss Mary Hillier, (b. 1828), aged 40, Cornish settler departing on 12th November 1868 aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 8th February 1869 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Charles Hillier, aged 26, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Warwick" in 1879
  • Mary A. Hillier, aged 25, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Warwick" in 1879
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Contemporary Notables of the name Hillier (post 1700)


  • LaDeana Hillier, American biomedical engineer and computational biologist, one of the earliest scientists involved in the Human Genome Project
  • Stanley "Stan" Hillier (b. 1904), English professional football player and manager
  • Sir Harold George Hillier (1905-1985), English horticulturist, founder and namesake of Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire
  • David Hillier (b. 1969), English former professional footballer and manager
  • Craig Hillier (b. 1978), Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender
  • Erwin Hillier (1911-2005), German-born, British BAFTA Award nominated cinematographer
  • James Hillier OC (1915-2007), Canadian-born scientist and inventor who designed and co-built the first successful high-resolution electron microscope in North America (1938)
  • General Rick Hillier OC, CMM, MSC, CD (b. 1955), Canadian former Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Forces
  • Major George Hillier, British military secretary to Sir Peregrine Maitland, eponym of Hillier, ONtario
  • Ian Hillier (b. 1979), Welsh footballer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Hillier family



HMS Royal Oak

  • Charles William Hillier (1908-1939), British Ordnance Artificer 2nd Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  4. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html


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