Hulings is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes. It is derived from the baptismal name 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 Hulings family
The surname Hulings was first found in at the court of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066,) where Hugolin was Chamberlain to the King.
Early History of the Hulings family
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Hulings Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Hulings are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hulings include: Hewlin, Hewlings, Hughling, Hughlings, Hullin, Hueline, Hugelin and many more.
Early Notables of the Hulings family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hulings family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hulings or a variant listed above: Benjamin Hewling, who sailed to New Jersey in 1677; Abraham and William Hewlings, also to New Jersey in 1678; and Philip Heulan, who settled in Newfoundland in 1869..
Contemporary Notables of the name Hulings (post 1700)
- Ryan Hulings (b. 1991), American soccer player for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds
- Willis James Hulings (1850-1924), Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1919-1921)
- Clark Hulings (1922-2011), American realist painter, recipient of the Council of American Artists Award