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Hillslay is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the village of Hildersley, a tithing in Gloucester.

Hillslay Early Origins



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

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Hillslay Spelling Variations


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Hillslay Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hillslay family name include Hildersly, Hildest, Hilders, Hilder, Hildesley, Hilderly, Hilderley and many more.

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Hillslay Early History


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Hillslay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hillslay research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1375, 1598, 1681, 1653, 1654, 1659 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Hillslay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hillslay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hillslay Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hillslay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hillslay In Ireland


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Hillslay In Ireland



Some of the Hillslay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words (4 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hillslay surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Hillsley, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1870.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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    The Hillslay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hillslay 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 4 July 2014 at 12:50.

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