Hallment History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Hallment date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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 Hallment family

The surname Hallment 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 Hallment family

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Hallment Spelling Variations

Hallment has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Hallment have been found, including Hallman, Halman and others.

Early Notables of the Hallment family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hallment family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hallments to arrive on North American shores: 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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