Hilson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Hilson family

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

Important Dates for the Hilson family

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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.

Early Notables of the Hilson family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hilson family to Ireland

Some of the Hilson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hilson migration to the United States

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 [1]
Hilson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Hilson, who arrived in America in 1760-1763 [1]
Hilson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hilson, aged 19, who immigrated 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 immigrated 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 immigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Edwin J. Hilson, aged 9, who immigrated 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 migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hilson Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Alphonse Hilson, aged 35, who immigrated to Montreal Canada, in 1908
  • Armand Hilson, aged 1, who settled in Montreal Canada, in 1908

Hilson migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hilson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Hilson, aged 27, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Standard" [2]

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

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Friday 14 October 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Standard 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/standard1853.shtml
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