Show ContentsHalmynd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Halmynd name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family 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 Halmynd family

The surname Halmynd 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 Halmynd family

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Halmynd Spelling Variations

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 Halmynd were recorded, including Hallman, Halman and others.

Early Notables of the Halmynd family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Halmynd family

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 Halmynd family emigrate to North America: 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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