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.
Early Origins of the Hillson family
The surname Hillson was first found in Buckinghamshire
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Hillson family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Hillson family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Hillson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hillson family to 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.
Migration of the Hillson family to the New World and Oceana
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, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Standard" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STANDARD 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/standard1852.shtml.
Historic Events for the Hillson family
- Mr. W J Hillson, British Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html