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The history of the Hillson family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in Buckinghamshire, where the Hillson family was associated with the remote hilltop parish of Hillesden.

Hillson Early Origins



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

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Hillson Spelling Variations


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Hillson Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hillson include Hillersdon, Hillersden, Hillesden, Hillesdon, Hillsden, Hillsdon, Hilsdon, Hilsden, Hilden, Helden, Hildon and many more.

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Hillson Early History


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Hillson Early History



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

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Hillson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hillson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hillson In Ireland


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Hillson In Ireland



Some of the Hillson 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:

Hillson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Anne Hillson, aged 27, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Standard"

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Hillson Historic Events


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Hillson Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. W J Hillson, British Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Hillson Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    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 Hillson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hillson 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 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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