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The origins of the Hathelton name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family 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.

Hathelton Early Origins



The surname Hathelton 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.

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Hathelton Early History


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Hathelton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hathelton research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1084, 1628, 1699, 1632, 1704 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Hathelton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hathelton Spelling Variations


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Hathelton Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hathelton were recorded, including Halton, Haltone, Hultahan, Haltom, Haltum and others.

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Hathelton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hathelton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hathelton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hathelton In Ireland


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Hathelton In Ireland



Some of the Hathelton 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.

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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hathelton family emigrate to North America: James Haltone who arrived in Philadelphia in 1853; James Halton arrived in Maryland in 1775; John Halton arrived in Potomack in 1747.

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