Early Origins of the Hallas family
The surname Hallas was first found in Cambridge where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1276 when William in le Hallowe was recorded in the Rotuli Hundredorum
at have estates in that shire.
Early History of the Hallas family
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Hallas Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hallas include Hallow, Hallows, Hallowes, Hallas and others.
Early Notables of the Hallas family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hallas family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled 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 ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hallas or a variant listed above:
Hallas Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Allan Hallas, aged 62, who arrived in America from Bradford, England, in 1906
- Hannah Hallas, aged 61, who arrived in America from Bradford, England, in 1906
- George Hallas, aged 41, who arrived in America from Batley, England, in 1907
- Jacob Hallas, aged 20, who arrived in America from Bannigsew, Germany, in 1909
- Helene Hallas, aged 43, who arrived in America from Hohenan, Austria, in 1913
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Contemporary Notables of the name Hallas (post 1700)
- Graeme Hallas (1971-1988), English professional rugby league footballer who played from the 1988 through 2001
- Duncan Hallas (1925-2002), English leading member of the Socialist Workers Party in Great Britain
- Derek Hallas, English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s and 1960s
- Eldred Hallas (1870-1926), British politician, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Duddeston (1918 – 1922)