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The surname Saint hilaire was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they were formerly seated in the barony of Saint Hilaire de Sancto Hilario. The first of the name was James de Sancto Hilario who held the castle of St.Hilaire about the year 1100. James, who was the son of Harsculf de St.James who also held the castle of St.Hilaire, was the first to adopt the name of his castle for his surname. Saint Hilaire du Harcourt is in Manche in the arrondissement of Mortain, the canton of St. Hilaire du Harcourt.
Spelling variations of this family name include: St. Hilaire, Saint Hilaire, Hilaire, St-Hillaire, Saint-Hillaire, St-Hillier, Saint-Hillier, St-Hylaire, Saint-Hylaire, St-Hilary, Saint-Hilary, D'Hilaire and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Saint hilaire research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1373 and 1412 are included under the topic Early Saint hilaire History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean St.Hilaire, who settled in New Orleans in 1757; Alexandre Allaire, who settled in New York in 1686; Catherine Allaire, who settled in Carolina in 1695.
The Saint hilaire Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Saint hilaire 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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