Hule History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Hule is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the personal name Hull. However, the surname Hule is often derived from residence in the settlement of Hull in the county of Cheshire. In this case, the name belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Hule family

The surname Hule was first found in the Yorkshire at Kingston upon Hull, more commonly known as Hull, a city in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The place is derived from the River Hull and dates back to at least 1228 [1] and is home to the largest parish church in England dating back to 1285. In 1642, it was the scene of the first skirmish of the English Civil War when on orders of Parliament, the Governor of Hull, Sir John Hotham (d. 1645) shut the gates of the town to King Charles I. [2]

Some of the first records of the name were found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273: Elyas de la Hulle in Wiltshire; and Gunnilda de la Hull and Roger a Hull who were both listed in Oxfordshire at that time. Kirby's Quest listed Leticia atte Hulle in Somerset, temp. 1 Edward III. Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 lited Elena de Hull and Robertas Hall. [3]

Important Dates for the Hule family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hule research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1665, 1635, 1624, 1683 and are included under the topic Early Hule History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hule 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. Hule has been spelled many different ways, including Hull, Hulle, Hulls and others.

Early Notables of the Hule family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Rev. Joseph Hull (1595-1665), English preacher from Devon who led a company of 106 sailing from England to what is now known...
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hule Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hule family to Ireland

Some of the Hule family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 77 words (6 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 Hule family

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 Hules to arrive in North America: Joseph Hull with his wife Agnes settled in New England in 1635 with seven children; Elizabeth and George Hull settled in Nantasket in 1630; Joseph Hull settled with his wife, seven children, and three servants, in Massachusetts in 1635..

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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Winn, Christopher, I Never Knew that about Yorkshire. Croydon: The Random House Group Limited, 2010. Print. (ISBN 978-0-09-193313-5)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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