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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


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Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hallo were recorded, including Hallow, Hallows, Hallowes, Hallas and others.

First found in Cambridge where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1276 when William in le Hallowe was recorded in the Rotuli Hundredorum at have estates in that shire.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hallo research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1446, 1455, 1487, 1582, 1661, 1640 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Hallo History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hallo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hallo family emigrate to North America: Robert Hallow settled in Virginia in 1655; John Hallowes, Robert, Thomas, William Hallowes all settled in Virginia between 1640 and 1662. John Hallows settled in Virginia in 1654..

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  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Hallo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hallo Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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