Early Origins of the Hallau family
The surname Hallau 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 Hallau family
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Hallau Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hallau have been found, including Hallow, Hallows, Hallowes, Hallas and others.
Early Notables of the Hallau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hallau family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hallau, or a variant listed above: Robert Hallow settled in Virginia in 1655; John Hallowes, Robert, Thomas, William Hallowes all settled in Virginia between 1640 and 1662. John Hallows settled in Virginia in 1654..