× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


The Anglo-Saxon name Halford comes from when the family resided in Halford, a place-name found in Devon, Shropshire, or Warwickshire, or in Haleford, a lost place in Kent. Despite the similarity of the place-names, they are derived from different sources. The Halford name which was found in Salop (now called Shropshire), for example, is derived from the Old English words haforce, which means "hawk," and ford, a word that means "shallow place where a river may be crossed by wading." It was rendered as Hauerford in 1155. Another Halford, this one in Warwickshire, was listed as Halchford sometime in the 12th century; it is derived from the Old English words halh, which meant "remote nook or corner of land," and ford, a shallow place where a river could be crossed without a bridge.

Halford Early Origins



The surname Halford was first found in Leicestershire at Wistow which was held by the family since well before the 16th century.

Close

Halford Spelling Variations


Expand

Halford Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Halford include Halford, Hallford, Halforde and others.

Close

Halford Early History


Expand

Halford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Halford research. Another 475 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1580, 1658, 1844, 1580, 1658, 1641, 1679, 1663, 1690, 1689, 1690, 1695 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Halford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Halford Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Halford Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Richard Halford, 1st Baronet (c.?1580-1658), Sheriff of Leicestershire in the 19th year of James I's reign, created a Baronet on 18 December 1641, notable for his allegiance to Charles I...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Halford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Halford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Halford, who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Tho Halford, aged 20, arrived in New England in 1634

Halford Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Halford, who landed in America in 1760-1763
  • Richard Halford, who arrived in Maryland in 1775

Halford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Giles Halford, who arrived in America in 1804

Halford Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Halford, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Halford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Halford, aged 32, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Australia"

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Halford (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Halford (post 1700)



  • Charles Halford (b. 1980), American actor, known for his roles in The World's Fastest Indian (2005), Constantine (2014) and The Luck of the Irish (2001)
  • Johnny Halford, American retired NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver
  • William Halford (1841-1919), American sailor, and later an officer, in the United States Navy
  • Sir Charles Halford (1732-1780), 7th Baronet of Wistow, co Leicester, English peer
  • Sir William Halford (1709-1768), 6th Baronet of Wistow, co Leicester, English peer
  • John Halford (1846-1901), English cricketer
  • Alan J. Halford (b. 1934), former English cricketer
  • Stephen Paul "Steve" Halford (b. 1980), English footballer
  • George Dowglas Halford (1865-1948), English second Anglican Bishop of Rockhampton
  • George Britton Halford (1824-1910), English-born anatomist and physiologist
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Halford Historic Events


Expand

Halford Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Richard Halford, aged 22, English Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 15

Close

Motto


Expand

Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtus in actione consistit
Motto Translation: Virtue consists in action.


Close

Halford Family Crest Products


Expand

Halford Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Halford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Halford 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 March 2016 at 13:52.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest