Healaugh is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived near a slope or hillside. The surname Healaugh is derived from the Old English words helde, hilde, hielde
, and hylde
, which all mean hill.
This name belongs to the class of topographic
surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.
Early Origins of the Healaugh family
The surname Healaugh was first found in Kent
where Adam de Helde was listed there in the Pipe Rolls
of 1207. A few years later, Richard del Helde was listed in the Assize Rolls of Lancashire
in 1246. Eustace ater Hylde and Matthew atte
Hulde were listed in the Subsidy Rolls
in 1296. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Healaugh family
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Healaugh Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Healaugh family name include Heald, Healde and others.
Early Notables of the Healaugh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Healaugh family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Healaugh surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Heald settled in New England
in 1630; Nicholas Heald settled in Virginia in 1652; James, and Peter Heald arrived in Philadelphia between 1844 and 1872..
The Healaugh 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: Mea gloria crux
Motto Translation: The cross is my glory.