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Halse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Halse is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived 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 Halse family


The surname Halse 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 Halse family


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Halse Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Halse family name include Halse, Hals, Halls and others.

Early Notables of the Halse 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...
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Migration of the Halse family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Halse surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Halse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Abraham Halse, who landed in Maryland in 1663 [1]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)
  • Edward Halse, who arrived in Maryland in 1679 [1]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)

Halse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Halse, who settled in Boston in 1765

Halse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • R Halse, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]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)

Halse Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Halse, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rapid" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAPID 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rapid.gif
  • John Halse, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Pakenham" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PAKENHAM 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Pakenham.htm
  • Henry Halse, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Olivia" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 15 November 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Olivia 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/olivia1853.shtml.

Halse Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Halse, who landed in New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Amelia Thompson
  • Henry Halse, who landed in New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Amelia Thompson
  • George E. Halse, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883
  • Catherine Halse, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883
  • Henry Halse, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884

Contemporary Notables of the name Halse (post 1700)


  • Sir Reginald Charles Halse CMG KBE (1881-1962), English prelate, Bishop of Riverina (1925-1943), Archbishop of Brisbane (1943-1962)
  • Harold James Halse (1886-1949), English football forward for the England National Team in 1909
  • George Halse (1826-1895), English sculptor, novelist, and poet
  • Kristian Halse (b. 1926), Norwegian politician for the Liberal Party
  • Clive Gray Halse (1935-2002), South African cricketer who played in three Tests in 1964
  • Arne Halse (1887-1975), Norwegian silver and bronze medalist javelin thrower at the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • Percival Halse Rogers (1883-1945), Australian jurist and 10th Chancellor of the University of Sydney (1936-1941)
  • Laurie Halse Anderson (b. 1961), American writer from Potsdam, New York, best known for children's and young adult novels, awarded the Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association in 2010
  • William Halse Rivers (1864-1922), English anthropologist
  • Halse Rogers Arnott (1879-1961), Australian medical practitioner, company director and chairman of Arnott's

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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) RAPID 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rapid.gif
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PAKENHAM 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Pakenham.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 15 November 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Olivia 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/olivia1853.shtml.

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