Early Origins of the Houliston family
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.
Early History of the Houliston family
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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.
Early Notables of the Houliston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Houliston family to 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.
Migration of the Houliston family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Houliston (post 1700)
- Alexander Houliston, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Three Rivers, 1884 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- 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)