Hallows History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hallows family

The surname Hallows was 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.

Important Dates for the Hallows family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hallows research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1446, 1455, 1487, 1582, 1661, 1640, 1653 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Hallows History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hallows Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hallows are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Hallows include: Hallow, Hallows, Hallowes, Hallas and others.

Early Notables of the Hallows family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Hallowes of Dronfield; and Nathaniel Hallowes (1582-1661), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1653. Born at Derby, the son of...
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Hallows migration to the United States

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hallows or a variant listed above:

Hallows Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Hallows, who settled in Virginia in 1654
  • John Hallows, who arrived in Virginia in 1654 [1]

Hallows migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hallows Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas John Hallows, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Brothers" in 1850 [2]

Hallows migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hallows Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Catherine Hallows, (b. 1839), aged 40, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Stad Haarlem" arriving in Lyttleton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1879 [3]
  • Mr. John Hallows, (b. 1863), aged 16, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Stad Haarlem" arriving in Lyttleton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1879 [3]
  • Mr. Samuel Hallows, (b. 1864), aged 15, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Stad Haarlem" arriving in Lyttleton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1879 [3]
  • Mr. Joseph Hallows, (b. 1866), aged 13, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Stad Haarlem" arriving in Lyttleton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1879 [3]
  • Mr. James Hallows, (b. 1869), aged 10, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Stad Haarlem" arriving in Lyttleton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1879 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hallows (post 1700)

  • Jo Hallows, British television producer, best known for her work on Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks and BBC drama series Grange Hill
  • Norman Hallows (1886-1968), British winner of a gold and bronze Olympic medal for athletics at the 1908 games

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BROTHERS 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Brothers.htm
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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