The first bearers of the distinguished surname Hallee came to England
in the great wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name is occupational
in origin, stemming from the primary activity of the bearer. It is derived from the Old French term "halle," which referred to a large manor house, and indicates that the original bearer of the name worked at the manor of the local
Lord in some role such as a servant or chamberlain. Many of the Norman noblemen who came to England
with William the Conqueror soon grew dissatisfied with William's rule; as such, members of the Hallee family accepted land grants from King Malcolm Canmore of Scotland
, and became prominent in that country.
Early Origins of the Hallee family
The surname Hallee was first found in Lincolnshire
, where the family was granted lands after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. The Hallee family is directly descended from Earl Fitzwilliam, who held a family seat
at Greatford Hall in Lincolnshire, after the Norman Conquest
. The younger son of this noble house, Arthur FitzWilliam, came to be known as "Hall" so as to distinguish him from his senior brother. Hence, Arthur Hall was the first known bearer of the name, appearing on record about the year 1090.
Early History of the Hallee family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hallee research.Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1340, 1600, 1574, 1656, 1613, 1668, 1662, 1668, 1610, 1665, 1669, 1654, 1656, 1619, 1667, 1654, 1660, 1637, 1690, 1688, 1690, 1620, 1687, 1627, 1656, 1646, 1672, 1716, 1715, 1716 and are included under the topic Early Hallee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hallee Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Hall, Halle, Haule, Haul, Hal, De Aule and others.
Early Notables of the Hallee family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was Joseph Hall (1574-1656), an English bishop, satirist and moralist; George Hall (c.1613-1668), an English Bishop of Chester (1662-1668); Thomas Hall (1610-1665), an English clergyman and ejected minister; Charles Hall (died 1669), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1654 and 1656; Thomas Hall (1619-1667), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1654 and 1660; Timothy Hall (c.1637-1690), English clergyman, Bishop of Oxford (1688-1690); Edmund Hall (c.1620-1687), an English clergyman, an opponent of Oliver Cromwell... Another 90 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hallee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hallee family to Ireland
Some of the Hallee family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Hallee family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christopher Hall who settled in Virginia in 1623; Alexander Hall settled in Virginia in 1654; Ann Hall settled in Barbados in 1660; Daniel Hall settled in Delaware in 1682.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hallee (post 1700)
- Hallee Leah Hirsh (b. 1987), American actress known for her role as Daley in the children's series Flight 29 Down