Hulsay is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Hulsay family lived in Hulse, Cheshire
. The name is indigenous to this area and is thought to derive from the Old English word holh,
which means hollow or depression.
Early Origins of the Hulsay family
The surname Hulsay was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Norbury near Stockport. Conjecturally, they are descended from Bigot de Loges, the holder of these estates at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
survey in 1086, a census initiated by Duke William of Normandy
after his conquest of England
at Hastings in 1066. This noble may be assumed to be William Bigot, brother of the famous Roger Bigod, both of whom were at the Conquest in 1066. William had a son, Ilger, who embarked on the first Crusade in 1096 and was commander of 200 knights in Palestine. The family name also acquired estates at Mobberley in Cheshire.
Early History of the Hulsay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hulsay research.Another 345 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1st , 1682, 1759, 1714, 1800, 1744, 1816 and 1802 are included under the topic Early Hulsay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hulsay Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Huls, Hulse, Hulles, Hulsey and others.
Early Notables of the Hulsay family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Edward Hulse, 1st Baronet (c.
1682-1759), of Lincoln's Inn Fields, Physician in Ordinary to Queen Anne, King George I and King... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hulsay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hulsay family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Hulsay or a variant listed above: Charles Hulse who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1843; G.W. Hulse settled in San Francisco Cal. in 1850; R. Hulse settled in Maryland in 1767..