Show ContentsHallman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Hallman comes from when the family resided in Suffolk where the name literally means dwellers at the hall, or servant at the hall. Alternatively the name could have been derived from the Old English word halemann, which means dweller at the hale. [1]

Early Origins of the Hallman family

The surname Hallman was first found in Suffolk, where shortly after the Domesday Book, Æluric Halleman was listed c. 1095. Later Gilbert le Halleman was listed in Nottinghamshire in 1301 and William and John Haleman were listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Essex in 1327 and later in the Assize Rolls for Essex in 1379. [1]

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 had three listings for the family: Willelmus Halleman; Roger Halman; and Johannes Halman who all held lands there at that time. [2]

Early History of the Hallman family

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Hallman Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hallman include Hallman, Halman and others.

Early Notables of the Hallman family (pre 1700)

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Hallman Ranking

In the United States, the name Hallman is the 3,898th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [3]

United States Hallman migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Hallman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Petter Hallman, aged 20, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [4]
  • Anthony Hallman, who settled in Philadelphia in 1734
  • John Hallman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [4]
  • Adam Hallman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761 [4]
  • John Hallman, who settled in Philadelphia in 1786
Hallman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Catherine Hallman and Margaret Hallman, who settled in New York in 1849
  • D Hallman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hallman (post 1700) +

  • Staff Sergeant Sherwood H. Hallman (1913-1944), United States Army soldier, recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in World War II
  • Harold Hallman (1962-2005), American CFL defensive tackle who played from 1986 to 1993
  • Hudson "Curley" Hallman (b. 1947), former American football player and coach
  • William Harry "Bill" Hallman (1876-1950), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1901 to 1907
  • William Wilson "Bill" Hallman (1867-1920), American Major League Baseball player and manager
  • Tom Hallman Jr., American author who won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for his series of articles in The Oregonian
  • Torsten Hallman (b. 1939), Swedish four-time motocross World Champion
  • Peter Hallman Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto
  • Arthur Garfield Hallman (1910-1994), Canadian singer, arranger, saxophonist, and pianist

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  4. 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) on Facebook