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The ancestors of the Halsted surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in Halstead, a place name found in Essex, Kent, and Leicestershire. The place name is derived from the Old English terms heald, which meant refuge or shelter, and stede, which meant place. The name as a whole means "place of shelter," and probably refers to a place which was well sheltered from the elements. The family name would have meant "dweller at a place of refuge." There is a second origin for this name, making it a polygenetic surname. It may also be occupational, referring to a "worker at the hall buildings," or a person who took care of livestock.

Halsted Early Origins



The surname Halsted was first found in Essex where town and civil parish located in Braintree District. The Domesday Book offers two listing for the place Halstead. The first was listed as Haltesteda [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
in Essex, land held by William de Warenne and part of the Hundred of Hinckford. The land held 2 hides (land enough for two households) less 4 acres where 30 free men lived before the Conquest. Over in Leicestershire, the village Elstede [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
was listed in the same reference as land held by the King, part of Allexton and was 3 carucates of land, less 2 bovates; in other words much smaller than the Essex village. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
To complicate things more, Halstead is a village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, but this village is not listed in the Domesday Book.

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Halsted Spelling Variations


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Halsted Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Halsted include Halstead, Halsted and others.

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Halsted Early History


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Halsted Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Halsted research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1181, 1794 and 1878 are included under the topic Early Halsted History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Halsted Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Halsted Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Halsted Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Halsted Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Halsted settled in Virginia in 1731
  • John Halsted, who landed in Ohio in 1798

Halsted Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J L Halsted, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Halsted Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Halsted, who arrived in Canada in 1841

Halsted Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Halsted, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Halsted (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Halsted (post 1700)



  • William Stewart Halsted (1852-1922), pioneering American surgeon
  • George Bruce Halsted (1853-1922), American mathematician
  • Byron Halsted (1852-1918), American biologist and educator
  • James L. Halsted, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 3rd District, 1860-61
  • Frederick A. Halsted, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Treasurer, 1938; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1940
  • Frank W. Halsted, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Poughkeepsie, New York, 1899-1900
  • David Crane Halsted (b. 1941), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Chad, 1996-
  • Charles L. Halsted (1894-1968), American Democrat politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1937-47; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960
  • Mrs. Charles Halsted, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1948
  • Caleb Halsted Jr., American politician, Mayor of Elizabethtown, New Jersey, 1805-22, 1825-30
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  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. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Halsted Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Halsted 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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