The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Ilson come from when the family resided in the parish of Hilton found in several locations including Derby, Dorset
and the North Riding of Yorkshire
. The surname Ilson 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 Ilson lived in the hill-town.
Early Origins of the Ilson family
The surname Ilson 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Ilson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ilson 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 Ilson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ilson 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. Ilson has been recorded under many different variations, including Hilton, Hylton and others.
Early Notables of the Ilson family (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 Ilson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ilson family to Ireland
Some of the Ilson 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.
Migration of the Ilson 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 Ilson or a variant listed above: Hugh Hilton, who settled in Virginia in 1619, a year before the " Mayflower"; Mary Hilton settled in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1623; William Hilton settled in Plymouth with his wife and two children in 1623..