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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Halliwel is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived near a holy spring having derived from the Old English terms halli, which meant holy, and welle, which meant spring. There are several place-names that are also derived from these words, including Halliwell in Lancashire, Holwell in Dorset and Oxfordshire, and Holywell and Northumberland.

Early Origins of the Halliwel family


The surname Halliwel was first found in Lancashire 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.

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Early History of the Halliwel family

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Early History of the Halliwel family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Halliwel research.
Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1535, 1548, 1564, 1649, 1686 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Halliwel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Halliwel Spelling Variations

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Halliwel Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Halliwel has been spelled many different ways, including Halliwell, Halligwell, Haliwell and others.

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Early Notables of the Halliwel family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Halliwel family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include Oibert Halliwell of Halliwell; and Edward Halliwell, English fellow of King's College, Cambridge from 1535 to 1548 who wrote the lost tragedy, Dido, which was performed before Queen Elizabeth I during her royal visit to the university on 7 August 1564. John Holwell...
Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Halliwel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Halliwel family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Halliwel family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Halliwels to arrive in North America: Richard Halliwell settled in New York State in 1774.

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