Anglo-Saxon name Hallatt come from when the family resided in the county of Kent where they were known as the dwellers at the hall or manor.
Early Origins of the Hallatt family
Kent where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hallatt family
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Hallatt Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hallatt has been recorded under many different variations, including Hallett, Hallet, Hollett, Hollet, Hollitt and many more.
Early Notables of the Hallatt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hallatt family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hallatt or a variant listed above: John Hallett who settled in Barbados in 1680 with his wife and five children and their servants (see above); Andrew Hallett settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635.
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