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The Anglo-Saxon name Hilson comes from when the family resided in Buckinghamshire, where the Hilson family was associated with the remote hilltop parish of Hillesden.

Hilson Early Origins



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

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Hilson Spelling Variations


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Hilson Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hilson has been recorded under many different variations, including Hillersdon, Hillersden, Hillesden, Hillesdon, Hillsden, Hillsdon, Hilsdon, Hilsden, Hilden, Helden, Hildon and many more.

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Hilson Early History


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Hilson Early History



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

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Hilson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hilson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hilson In Ireland


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Hilson In Ireland



Some of the Hilson 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hilson or a variant listed above:

Hilson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Hilson, who arrived in Virginia in 1664

Hilson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Hilson, who arrived in America in 1760-1763

Hilson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hilson, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1892
  • Thomas Hilson, aged 30, who landed in America from Hamilton, in 1892
  • Edward Hilson, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Florence Hilson, aged 10, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Mrs. Max Hilson, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1896

Hilson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sarah Hilson, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Belfast, Ireland, in 1904
  • William Thomas Hilson, aged 53, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Gertrude Hilson, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Edwin J. Hilson, aged 9, who emigrated to America, in 1906
  • Lucy Hilson, aged 29, who landed in America from London, England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hilson Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Alphonse Hilson, aged 35, who emigrated to Montreal Canada, in 1908
  • Armand Hilson, aged 1, who settled in Montreal Canada, in 1908

Hilson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Hilson, aged 27, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Standard"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hilson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hilson (post 1700)



  • Keri Lynn Hilson (b. 1982), American R&B recording artist, songwriter and actress
  • Jeff Hilson (b. 1966), British poet
  • Malcolm Hilson OBE, British diplomat
  • Dale Hilson (b. 1992), Scottish footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. 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).
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hilson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hilson 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 27 December 2015 at 14:02.

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