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Halsall is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Halsall family lived in Lancashire, as Lords of the Manor of Halsall.

Halsall Early Origins



The surname Halsall was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Halsall. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086 the village of Halsall was held by Count Roger de Poitou, a Norman noble who was Earl of Lancaster, and conjecturally the Halsalls are descended from this line. "The manor [of Birkdale, Lancashire], in the reign of Henry IV., was held by the Halsalls." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Unfortunately, by the 17th century the manor was passed on to other families.

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Halsall Spelling Variations


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Halsall Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Halsall family name include Hallsall, Halsall, Halshall, Hawshall, Halsell, Hallsell and many more.

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Halsall Early History


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Halsall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Halsall research. Another 313 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1548 and 1599 are included under the topic Early Halsall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Halsall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Halsall Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Halsall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Halsall In Ireland


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Halsall In Ireland



Some of the Halsall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Halsall family to immigrate North America:

Halsall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Halsall, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1645

Halsall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Halsall landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • John Halsall, aged 59, arrived in New York in 1868

Halsall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Halsall, aged 27, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Lysander"

Halsall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Halsall, aged 34, a ploughman, arrived in Napier aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
  • Alice Halsall, aged 28, arrived in Napier aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Halsall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Halsall (post 1700)



  • William Formby Halsall (1841-1919), English-born, American marine artist, founding member of the Provincetown Art Association in 1914
  • Eric Halsall (1920-1996), English countryman, author and television presenter
  • Hector Halsall (b. 1900), English professional rugby league footballer
  • Norman Richard Halsall (b. 1935), former English cricketer
  • Michael "Mick" Halsall (b. 1961), English former footballer
  • Alan Halsall (b. 1982), English actor best known for his role in Coronation Street
  • Peter Halsall, former Australian rules footballer
  • Richard Grant Halsall (b. 1968), former Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Dano Halsall (b. 1963), former freestyle swimmer from Switzerland
  • Francesca Halsall (b. 1990), British freestyle and butterfly swimmer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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The Halsall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Halsall 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.

This page was last modified on 24 March 2016 at 08:51.

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