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Houliston Early Origins



The surname Houliston was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. Conjecturally, this Norman family were granted lands in this county, and soon after branched in Cheshire. The name was from the Norman personal name Hulot. The most notable of the name at this time was Sir Richard Hulleys or Hullers who apparently accompanied King Edward 1st north in his conquest in his conquest of Scotland in 1291 and 1296.

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Houliston Spelling Variations


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Houliston Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Hullies, Houlis, Houles, Hulsey, Huls, Hullers, Hulleys, Hullis, Hullys, Hulson, Houlson and many more.

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Houliston Early History


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Houliston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Houliston research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1296 is included under the topic Early Houliston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Houliston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Houliston Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Houliston In Ireland


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Houliston In Ireland



Some of the Houliston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Houliston or a variant listed above: William Hulleys settled in New York in 1812.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Houliston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Houliston (post 1700)



  • Alexander Houliston, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Three Rivers, 1884
  • R. Houliston, New Zeland electrician at Scott Base on the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (1967-1968), eponym of Houliston Glacier, Antarctica
  • William "Billy" Houliston (1921-1999), Scottish footballer for the Scotland National Team (1948-1949)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. 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 Houliston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Houliston 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 March 2016 at 07:41.

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