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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Halsey come from when the family resided in the county of Devon in an area that was near the hazel-trees. Halsey is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.

Halsey Early Origins



The surname Halsey was first found in Surrey 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.

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Halsey Spelling Variations


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Halsey 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. Halsey has been recorded under many different variations, including Halsey, Hallsey and others.

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Halsey Early History


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Halsey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Halsey research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1920, 1839, 1927 and 1708 are included under the topic Early Halsey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Halsey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Halsey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Thomas Frederick Halsey, 1st Baronet PC (1839-1927), an English politician; and John Halsey (died 1708) was a colonial American privateer and a later pirate who was active in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans during the early 18th century. According to Forbes, he...

Another 63 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Halsey Notables 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



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 Halsey or a variant listed above:

Halsey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Halsey settled in New England in 1630
  • John Halsey settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635 with his brother Richard
  • Jo Halsey, aged 24, landed in New England in 1635
  • Thomas Halsey of Geddesden Park settled in Long Island in 1640
  • Ann Halsey, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Halsey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Baldwin Halsey settled in South Carolina in 1822
  • David Halsey, who arrived in New York in 1845

Halsey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Halsey, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Halsey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Halsey (post 1700)



  • Sherman Halsey (1957-2013), American music video and television director, producer, and artist manager
  • William Halsey (1770-1843), American politician, first mayor of Newark, New Jersey
  • John Halsey (b. 1708), colonial American privateer
  • Major-General Milton Baldridge Halsey (1894-1990), American Deputy Commanding General 6th Army (1951-1953)
  • Edward D. Halsey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1888
  • Edmund R. Halsey, American politician, Independent Candidate for Governor of New Jersey, 1931
  • Don P. Halsey, American politician, Member of Virginia State Senate 20th District, 1908-11; Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1920
  • David Halsey, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Suffolk County, 1840
  • Cornelius Halsey, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Clinton County, 1837-38
  • Edwin A. Halsey, American Democrat politician, Sergeant-at-Arms, Democratic National Convention, 1944
  • ... (Another 36 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Halsey


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Suggested Readings for the name Halsey



  • One Branch of the Halsey Family by Richard J. Halsey.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nescit vox missa reverti
Motto Translation: When a word is once spoken it cannot be recalled.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    11. ...

    The Halsey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Halsey 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.

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