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.
Early Origins of the Hathelton family
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.
Early History of the Hathelton family
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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.
Early Notables of the Hathelton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hathelton family to 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.
Migration of the Hathelton family to the New World and Oceana
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.