Hules is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Hules family lived in Hulse, Cheshire
. The name is indigenous to this area and is thought to derive from the Old English word holh,
which means hollow or depression.
Early Origins of the Hules family
The surname Hules was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Norbury near Stockport. Conjecturally, they are descended from Bigot de Loges, the holder of these estates at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
survey in 1086, a census initiated by Duke William of Normandy
after his conquest of England
at Hastings in 1066. This noble may be assumed to be William Bigot, brother of the famous Roger Bigod, both of whom were at the Conquest in 1066. William had a son, Ilger, who embarked on the first Crusade in 1096 and was commander of 200 knights in Palestine. The family name also acquired estates at Mobberley in Cheshire.
Early History of the Hules family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hules research.Another 345 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1st , 1682, 1759, 1714, 1800, 1744, 1816 and 1802 are included under the topic Early Hules History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hules Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hules include Huls, Hulse, Hulles, Hulsey and others.
Early Notables of the Hules family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Edward Hulse, 1st Baronet (c.
1682-1759), of Lincoln's Inn Fields, Physician in Ordinary to Queen Anne, King George I and King... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hules Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hules family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Huless to arrive on North American shores: Charles Hulse who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1843; G.W. Hulse settled in San Francisco Cal. in 1850; R. Hulse settled in Maryland in 1767..