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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Hillsdon is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Buckinghamshire, where the Hillsdon family was associated with the remote hilltop parish of Hillesden.

Hillsdon Early Origins



The surname Hillsdon was first found in Buckinghamshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest.

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Hillsdon Spelling Variations


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Hillsdon Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hillsdon has been spelled many different ways, including Hillersdon, Hillersden, Hillesden, Hillesdon, Hillsden, Hillsdon, Hilsdon, Hilsden, Hilden, Helden, Hildon and many more.

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Hillsdon Early History


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Hillsdon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hillsdon research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hillsdon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hillsdon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hillsdon Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hillsdon In Ireland


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Hillsdon In Ireland



Some of the Hillsdon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 113 words (8 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hillsdon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hillsdon, aged 29, a bootmaker, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Ann Hillsdon, aged 25, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • William Hillsdon, aged 5, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • John Hillsdon, aged 1, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hillsdon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hillsdon (post 1700)



  • Stanley Hillsdon, Australian founder Cycle Components Manufacturing Company (CCMC) in Guildford in 1935, now known as Custom Bus

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Hillsdon Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hillsdon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hillsdon 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 18 December 2016 at 10:04.

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