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Where did the English Hull family come from? What is the English Hull family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hull family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hull family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Hull comes from the personal name Hull. However, the surname Hull is often derived from residence in the settlement of Hull in the county of Cheshire. In this case, the name belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hull were recorded, including Hull, Hulle, Hulls and others.
First found in Yorkshire at Kingston upon Hull, more commonly known as Hull, a city in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The place is derived from the River Hull and dates back to at least 1228  and is home to the largest parish church in England dating back to 1285. In 1642, it was the scene of the first skirmish of the English Civil War when on orders of Parliament, the Governor of Hull, Sir John Hotham (d. 1645) shut the gates of the town to King Charles I. 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hull research. Another 141 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1665, 106 , 1635, 1624 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Hull History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 103 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hull Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hull family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 143 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hull family emigrate to North America:
Hull Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Hull Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Hull Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Hull Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hull 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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