Hylemon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hylemon first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived on or near a hill. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English words hyll, which meant hill. Combined the name means "dweller on the hill."

Early Origins of the Hylemon family

The surname Hylemon was first found in Hampshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Hylemon family

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Hylemon 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 Hylemon has appeared include Hillman, Hilman, Hilleman and others.

Early Notables of the Hylemon family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hylemon family

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 Hylemon arrived in North America very early: Edward Hillman who settled in Virginia in 1654; James Hillman settled in Barbados in 1685; Thomas Hillman settled in New England in 1654; George, and John Hillman arrived in Philadelphia in 1745..



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