Origins Available: Dutch
name Hals comes from when the family resided on a neck of land in Devon
. A neck of land is a narrow piece of land between two rivers near where they flow into the ocean, or a narrow piece of land that connects an isthmus or peninsula to the mainland.
Early Origins of the Hals family
The surname Hals was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hals family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hals research.Another 268 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1320, 1423, 1530, 1600, and 1736 are included under the topic Early Hals History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hals Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hals has been recorded under many different variations, including Halse, Hals, Halls and others.
Early Notables of the Hals family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include John Hals, who was appointed one of the Judges of the Common Pleas in 1423, and who built a mansion in Kenedon, Devon; and William Hals, the... Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hals Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hals family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hals or a variant listed above:
Hals Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johann Georg Hals, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1771
- Johann Georg Hals, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Hals Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Marie Madelaine Hals, who settled in Philadelphia sometime between 1816 and 1817
- Friedrich Hals, who settled in New York in 1894
- Johannes Hals, who settled in New York in 1894