Hallett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Hallett date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hallett family lived in the county of Kent where they were known as the dwellers at the hall or manor.

Early Origins of the Hallett family

The surname Hallett was first found in 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.

Important Dates for the Hallett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hallett research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1690 is included under the topic Early Hallett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hallett Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hallett are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hallett include: Hallett, Hallet, Hollett, Hollet, Hollitt and many more.

Early Notables of the Hallett family (pre 1700)

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Hallett migration to the United States

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hallett or a variant listed above:

Hallett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Hallett, who settled in Long Island in 1620
  • William Hallett, who settled in Long Island in 1630
  • Andrew Hallett, aged 28, who landed in New England in 1635 [1]
  • Andrew Hallett, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635
  • Andrew Hallett, who landed in Massachusetts in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hallett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Chr Hallett, who arrived in Virginia in 1715 [1]
Hallett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph George Hallett, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1845-1846 [1]
  • Isaiah Hallett, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • Edward Hallett, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • H Hallett, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Francis Hallett, aged 52, who landed in New York in 1862 [1]

Hallett migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hallett Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Robert Hallett U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
Hallett Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Hallett, (b. 1827), aged 28, English farmer, from Exeter, Devon, England, UK departing from Falmouth destined for Quebec, Canada aboard the ship "Barque John" on 3rd May 1855 which sank after striking the reef, he survived the sinking [3]
  • Mrs. Eliza Hallett, (b. 1832), aged 23, English settler, from Exeter, Devon, England, UK departing from Falmouth destined for Quebec, Canada aboard the ship "Barque John" on 3rd May 1855 which sank after striking the reef, she died in the sinking [3]
Hallett Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Tom Hallett, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Hallett migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hallett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Hallett, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Africaine" in 1836 [4]
  • Maria Hallett, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Africaine" in 1836 [4]
  • Richard Hallett, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Africaine" in 1836 [4]
  • Henry Hallett, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Africaine" in 1836 [4]
  • Alfred Hallett, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Africaine" in 1838 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hallett migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hallett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Hallett, aged 25, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Hallett, aged 29, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Sarah Ann Hallett, aged 4, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • Mary Jane Hallett, aged 2, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
  • E. M. Hallett, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siam" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hallett (post 1700)

  • Samuel Hallett (1827-1864), American railroad developer, known for the initial development of the eastern branch of the Union Pacific Railroad
  • Stanley James Hallett (1930-1998), American urban planner
  • Mal Hallett (1893-1952), American jazz violinist and bandleader
  • Jack Price Hallett (1914-1982), American former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Andrew Alcott "Andy" Hallett (1975-2009), American singer and actor, playing the part of Lorne in the television series Angel
  • Dame Heather Carol Hallett DBE (b. 1949), English judge of the Court of Appeal
  • Colonel George Eustace Amyot Hallett (1890-1982), English pioneer aviator
  • John Hallett, English midshipman on the Bounty, he was only 15 when the mutineers forced him to accompany Captain William Bligh on his open boat voyage in April 1789
  • Vice Admiral Sir Theodore John Hallett KBE CB (1878-1956), English Royal Navy officer, Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland (1929)
  • Alfred W. Hallett (1914-1986), English artist
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Hallett family

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. George Alexander Hallett (d. 1912), aged 22, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [6]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/wreck_of_emigrant_ship_john_1855.pdf
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AFRICAINE 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Africaine.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AFRICAINE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Africaine.gif
  6. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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