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Where did the English Hulleys family come from? What is the English Hulleys family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hulleys family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hulleys family history?
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hulleys include Hullies, Houlis, Houles, Hulsey, Huls, Hullers, Hulleys, Hullis, Hullys, Hulson, Houlson and many more.
First found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. Conjecturally, this Norman family were granted lands in this county, and soon after branched in Cheshire. The name was from the Norman personal name Hulot. The most notable of the name at this time was Sir Richard Hulleys or Hullers who apparently accompanied King Edward 1st north in his conquest in his conquest of Scotland in 1291 and 1296.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hulleys research. Another 285 words(20 lines of text) covering the year 1296 is included under the topic Early Hulleys History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hulleys Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hulleys family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words(4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Hulleyss to arrive on North American shores:
Hulleys Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Hulleys Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hulleys 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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