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The name Heald is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived near a slope or hillside. The surname Heald 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.

Heald Early Origins



The surname Heald 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 of Sussex in 1296. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Heald Spelling Variations


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Heald 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. Heald has been spelled many different ways, including Heald, Healde and others.

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Heald Early History


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Heald Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heald research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heald History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heald Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heald Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Heald Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Healds to arrive in North America:

Heald Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Heald settled in New England in 1630
  • John Heald, who arrived in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1635
  • Nicholas Heald settled in Virginia in 1652

Heald Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Heald, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1702-1703

Heald Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E S Heald, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • James, and Peter Heald arrived in Philadelphia between 1844 and 1872

Heald Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Heald Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Heald, aged 22, a joiner, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879
  • Alice Heald, aged 23, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879
  • Mary Heald, aged 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879
  • Ralph Heald, aged 26, a joiner, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879
  • Ellen Heald, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heald (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heald (post 1700)



  • William Henry Heald (1864-1939), American Republican politician, Postmaster at Wilmington, Delaware, 1901-06
  • William H. Heald (b. 1872), American Republican politician, Insurance business; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stafford, 1915-18; Member of Connecticut State Senate 35th District, 1919-20
  • Philip C. Heald, American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire Governor's Council, 1943-45; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1944, 1952, 1956
  • Perley C. Heald (b. 1849), American Republican politician, Mayor of Midland, Michigan, 1887-88; Member of Michigan State Senate 24th District, 1899-1900
  • Joshua T. Heald (1821-1887), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1860, 1868; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Delaware, 1870. Heald Street in Wilmington is named for him
  • John L. Heald, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 17th District, 1873-75
  • Henry T. Heald (b. 1876), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Kent County 1st District, 1905-06; Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention 16th District, 1907-08
  • Harmon Gregg Heald (1824-1858), American politician, Member of California State Assembly 11th District, 1856-57
  • Floyd W. Heald, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1928
  • F. H. Heald, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1888
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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The Heald Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heald 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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