name Hylde comes from when the family resided near a slope or hillside. The surname Hylde is derived from the Old English words helde, hilde, hielde
, and hylde
, which all mean hill.
This name belongs to the class of topographic
surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.
Early Origins of the Hylde family
The surname Hylde was first found in Kent
where Adam de Helde was listed there in the Pipe Rolls
of 1207. A few years later, Richard del Helde was listed in the Assize Rolls of Lancashire
in 1246. Eustace ater Hylde and Matthew atte
Hulde were listed in the Subsidy Rolls
in 1296. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Hylde family
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Hylde 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. Hylde has been recorded under many different variations, including Heald, Healde and others.
Early Notables of the Hylde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hylde family to the New World and Oceana
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 Hylde or a variant listed above: John Heald settled in New England
in 1630; Nicholas Heald settled in Virginia in 1652; James, and Peter Heald arrived in Philadelphia between 1844 and 1872..
The Hylde Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Mea gloria crux
Motto Translation: The cross is my glory.