Hallmant History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hallmant belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived 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 Hallmant family

The surname Hallmant 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 Hallmant family

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Hallmant Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hallmant include Hallman, Halman and others.

Early Notables of the Hallmant family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hallmant family

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hallmant were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Anthony Hallman settled in Philadelphia in 1734; John Hallman settled in Philadelphia in 1786; Catherine Hallman and Margaret Hallman settled in New York in 1849..



  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)


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