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Hiul History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hiul is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the county of Derbyshire. The surname Hiul is a habitation surname which forms a broad category of surnames that were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. In this case the family was named after the ancient stone cross that stood in the High Peak forest in the parish of Shackelcross.

Early Origins of the Hiul family

The surname Hiul was first found in Derbyshire at Shallcross, a small village in northwestern portion of the shire. Some claim the name Shallcross comes from an ancient stone cross, known as the Shall Cross which dated back to 832 when St. Paulinus visited the area.

Early History of the Hiul family

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Hiul 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 Hiul were recorded, including Shallcross, Shalcross, Shawcross, Shallcrosse and others.

Early Notables of the Hiul family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hiul 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 Hiul family emigrate to North America: Bradford, James and Samuel Shawcross arrived in Philadelphia between 1852 and 1871.

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