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Where did the English Hailstone family come from? What is the English Hailstone family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hailstone family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hailstone family history?
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hailstone have been found, including Hailstone, Halstone, Halston, Hailston, Helistones, Ailston, Ailstone, Aylston and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hailstone research. Another 244 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1583, 1759, and 1847 are included under the topic Early Hailstone History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 20 words(1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hailstone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hailstone, or a variant listed above:
Hailstone Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Hailstone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hailstone 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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