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The lineage of the name Hilton begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the parish of Hilton found in several locations including Derby, Dorset, Durham, Staffordshire and the North Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Hilton is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill. In this case the original bearers of the surname Hilton lived in the hill-town.

Hilton Early Origins



The surname Hilton was first found in Durham, now in the area of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England where one of the first records of the name was Robert Hylton, 1st Baron Hylton (d. 1322.) His son, Alexander, was called to Parliament in 1332 and 1335. This first line of Barons Hylton continued for 424 years ending with John Hylton, the 18th Baron Hylton (1699-1746.) Hylton Castle is now a ruined stone castle in the North Hylton and is owned by English Heritage. "It was the residence of the Hyltons from the time of King Athelstan to the year 1746, and the building has the arms of that ancient family and its alliances engraven on it in numerous places; its battlements are ornamented with statues, and its corners with circular turrets." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Hilton Spelling Variations


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Hilton Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hilton has undergone many spelling variations, including Hilton, Hylton and others.

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Hilton Early History


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Hilton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hilton research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1296, 1295, 1532, 1396, 1400, 1322, 1360, 1340, 1377, 1356, 1435, 1385, 1447, 1457, 1451, 1500, 1535, 1560, 1599, 1657 and 1609 are included under the topic Early Hilton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hilton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hilton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Robert Hylton, 1st Baron Hylton (d. 1322); Alexander Hylton, 2nd Baron Hylton (d. 1360); Robert Hylton, de jure 3rd Baron Hylton (1340-1377); Sir William Hylton, de jure 4th Baron Hylton (1356-1435); Sir Robert Hylton, de jure 5th Baron Hylton (1385-1447); William Hylton, de...

Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hilton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hilton In Ireland


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Hilton In Ireland



Some of the Hilton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hilton were among those contributors:

Hilton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hugh Hilton, who settled in Virginia in 1619
  • Hugh Hilton, who arrived in Virginia in 1619
  • William Hilton, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621
  • Mary Hilton settled in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1623
  • William Hilton settled in Plymouth with his wife and two children in 1623
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hilton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mathias Hilton, who arrived in New England in 1738

Hilton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • R Hilton, who landed in New York, NY in 1812
  • Robert Hilton, who arrived in America in 1818
  • John Hilton, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Jonathan Hilton, who landed in Rhode Island in 1861
  • George Hilton, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hilton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Harris Hilton, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Amy Hilton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Ben John Hilton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Sgt. William B. Hilton U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Hilton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Hilton, who landed in Canada in 1833

Hilton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Hilton, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • William Hilton, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  • William Hilton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • Hannah Hilton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • Barbara Hilton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hilton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Hilton landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843
  • John Hilton, aged 28, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1856
  • George Hilton, aged 26, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "England" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hilton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hilton (post 1700)



  • Richard Howard "Rick" Hilton (b. 1955), American entrepreneur and hotelier, Chairman and co-founder of Hilton & Hyland
  • William Barron Hilton I (b. 1927), American business magnate, socialite, and hotel heir, former co-chairman of the Hilton Hotels chain
  • Conrad Nicholson "Nicky" Hilton Jr. (1926-1969), American socialite, hotel heir, businessman, and Trans World Airlines (TWA) director
  • Paris Hilton (b. 1981), American television personality, co-heir to the Hilton hotel fortune
  • Conrad Nicholson Hilton (1887-1979), American businessman and investor, founder of Hilton Hotels
  • Alfred B. Hilton (1842-1864), Union Army soldier during the American Civil War, recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Chaffin's Farm
  • Sergeant Richmond Hobson Hilton (1898-1933), U.S. Army soldier during World War I, and a Medal of Honor recipient
  • Harold Horsfall Hilton (1869-1942), English amateur golfer, inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame (1978)
  • Elliot Hilton (b. 1989), English figure skater, British national champion (2008)
  • Daphne Jean Hilton (1934-2016), née Ceeney, an Australian Paralympic competitor, the first Australian woman to compete at the Paralympic Games; she won 14 medals in all
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hilton Historic Events


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Hilton Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Annie May  Hilton (1891-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Albert F Hilton (b. 1918), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Brighton, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Eric Ernest Hilton (b. 1918), British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. George Percival Hilton, English First Waiter from Liscard, Cheshire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Hilton


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Suggested Readings for the name Hilton



  • Blue Ridge Heritage: Burnett, Branscome, Hylton (also Hilton), Cox, Slaughter, and Related Families by Dorothy Burnett Peterson.
  • Hylton-Hilton History by Ernest Hilton.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  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. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Hilton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hilton 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.

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