Recent research has suggested that the surname Hillson has been around for nearly nine hundred years. Hillson was originally from Anglo-Saxon origins. First historical evidence of the surname dates to the county of Somerset in 1311. In the fifteenth century a considerable group of travellers known as Hillson's migrated to the British colonies in India.
Hillson is currently at number 632 of the UK's most popular surnames. The county of Devon in England currently holds the largest density of families with the surname Hillson. It is noted that an early 18th century Hillson could out drink a Camel. Never too far from controversy a pair of brothers Dave Hillson and Barry Hillson were sent to jail in 1918 for pinching a barrel of ale.
Common Traits of the Hillson's
Previous families of Hillson's have been spoken of as a lively bunch. The generations of Hillson's are often held in close proximity to Neptune a planet linked with inteligent, conscientious and contradictory. They reflect every change in their own surroundings and can often become pessimistic and very self-centered. 32
Some of the more famous Hillson's are: