The name Hillmann belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their having lived on or near a hill. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English words hyll,
which meant hill. Combined the name means "dweller on the hill."
Early Origins of the Hillmann family
The surname Hillmann was first found in Hampshire
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 Hillmann family
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Hillmann 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 Hillmann include Hillman, Hilman, Hilleman and others.
Early Notables of the Hillmann family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hillmann 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 Hillmann were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Hillmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Anton Hillmann, who arrived in Texas in 1840-1850 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)