The ancestors of the Hulet family migrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The surname Hulet is based on the Norman personal name Hugh. Howlett
was a baptismal name which means the son of Hugh.
As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Early Origins of the Hulet family
The surname Hulet was first found in Yorkshire
where Johannes Houlet et uxor ejus and Adam Howlot et Agnes uxor were listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax
Rolls of 1379. Roger filius
Hulot was also listed in Yorkshire
in another early census. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Hulet family
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Hulet Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hulet were recorded, including Howlett, Howlet, Hullett and others.
Early Notables of the Hulet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hulet family to Ireland
Some of the Hulet family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 41 words (3 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 Hulet family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hulet Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- William Hulet, who landed in Canada in 1831
Contemporary Notables of the name Hulet (post 1700)
- Daniel Hulet (1945-2011), Belgian cartoonist