The origins of the Healde name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived near a slope or hillside. The surname Healde 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 Healde family
The surname Healde 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 Healde family
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Healde 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 Healde were recorded, including Heald, Healde and others.
Early Notables of the Healde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Healde 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 Healde family emigrate to North America: 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 Healde 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.