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The ancient roots of the Hilsley family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Hilsley comes from when the family lived in the village of Hildersley, a tithing in Gloucester.

Hilsley Early Origins



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

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Hilsley Spelling Variations


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Hilsley Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hilsley has appeared include Hildersly, Hildest, Hilders, Hilder, Hildesley, Hilderly, Hilderley and many more.

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Hilsley Early History


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Hilsley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hilsley 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 Hilsley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hilsley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hilsley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hilsley In Ireland


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Hilsley In Ireland



Some of the Hilsley 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hilsley arrived in North America very early: John Hillsley, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1870.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. 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.
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Hilsley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hilsley 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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