Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Haltolm is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Halton, a very common place-name in England
. The place-name is derived from the Old English terms halh,
which means nook or corner of land, and tun,
which meant farm or enclosure, and later came to mean fortress and town. The name means "farm in the nook or corner of land." The surname denotes a dweller at same.
Early Origins of the Haltolm family
The surname Haltolm was first found in Lancashire
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 Haltolm family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haltolm research.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1084, 1628, 1699, 1632, 1704 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Haltolm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Haltolm Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Haltolm has been spelled many different ways, including Halton, Haltone, Hultahan, Haltom, Haltum and others.
Early Notables of the Haltolm family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haltolm family to Ireland
Some of the Haltolm family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Haltolm family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Haltolms to arrive in North America: James Haltone who arrived in Philadelphia in 1853; James Halton arrived in Maryland in 1775; John Halton arrived in Potomack in 1747.