Hull History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Anglo-Saxon name Hull comes from the personal name Hull. However, the surname Hull 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 Hull family

The surname Hull 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 Hull family

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

Hull Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hull were recorded, including Hull, Hulle, Hulls and others.

Early Notables of the Hull 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...
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Migration of the Hull family to Ireland

Some of the Hull 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.

Hull migration to the United States

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hull family emigrate to North America:

Hull Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jefferie Hull, who landed in Virginia in 1617 [4]
  • Elizabeth and George Hull, who settled in Nantasket in 1630
  • John Hull, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1632 [4]
  • Richard Hull, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1632 [4]
  • George Hull, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1633 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hull Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Hull, who landed in Virginia in 1701 [4]
  • Hannah Hull, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [4]
  • Lydia Hull, who arrived in Virginia in 1713 [4]
  • Johann Hull, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741 [4]
  • Peter Hull, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741 [4]
Hull Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Hull, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836 [4]
  • Alexander Hull, who landed in Mississippi in 1837 [4]
  • Daniel Hull, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [4]
  • Friedrich Hull, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [4]
  • Frederick H Hull, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hull migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hull Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Martha Hull, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. Sylvester Hull U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [5]
Hull Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Hendrick Campbell Hull, who landed in Canada in 1840
  • Stephen Jewey Hull, who arrived in Canada in 1841

Hull migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hull Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George Hull, a blacksmith, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Theodore Hull, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Davidsons" in 1843 [6]
  • William Hull, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849 [7]
  • John Hull, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Hyde" in 1849 [8]
  • W. Hull, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Hyde" in 1849 [8]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hull migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hull Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • George Hull, who landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836
  • Mr. John Hull, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gipsey" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 25th October 1854 [9]
  • Mr. William Hull, (b. 1822), aged 36, British carpenter travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1858 [9]
  • Mrs. Elga Hull, (b. 1825), aged 33, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1858 [9]
  • Miss Mary Hull, (b. 1849), aged 9, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Maori" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th April 1858 [9]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hull (post 1700)

  • Isaac Hull (1773-1843), Commodore in the United States Navy, Captain of the USS Constitution during the battle with HMS Guerriere
  • Lieutenant-General John E. Hull (1895-1975), American Commander in Chief United Nations Forces Far East (1953-1955) [10]
  • William Hull (1753-1825), American General in the War of 1812, and Governor of Michigan Territory, best remembered for surrendering Fort Detroit to the British
  • Henry Watterson Hull Ph.D. (1890-1977), American character actor
  • Cordell Hull (1871-1955), American Secretary of State from 1933 to 1944
  • Arthur J. Hull, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Monroe; Elected 1904, 1906 [11]
  • Amos Hull, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from North Stonington, 1837 [11]
  • Alex C. Hull, American politician, Secretary of State of Arkansas, 1897-1900 [11]
  • Albert T. Hull, American politician, Representative from New York, 1914, 1916 [11]
  • Aaron W. Hull, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Montgomery County 1st District, 1854-55 [11]
  • ... (Another 90 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Hull family

Arrow Air Flight 1285
  • Mr. Jeffrey D Hull (b. 1966), American Private 1st Class from Burns, Oregon, USA who died in the crash [12]
Flight TWA 800
  • Mr. James Robert Hull (1948-1996), from Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA, American off-duty TWA employee flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; he died in the crash [13]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Arthur W Hull (b. 1919), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Woolwich, London, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [14]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Richard Hull, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [15]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. William H Hull, British Boy, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [16]
HMS Royal Oak
  • Raymond Geoffrey Hull (d. 1939), British Leading Telegraphist with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [17]
  • Ernest Cyril Hull (1919-1939), British Stoker 2nd Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [17]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mrs. Margaret Hull, English Stewardess from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [18]
  • Mrs. Winifred Hull, (née Keeling), Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [18]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Lester D. Hull, American Seaman First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [19]

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Citations

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  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)
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVIDSONS 1843. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1843Davidsons.gif
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN MUNN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnMunnPassengers.htm
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM HYDE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WilliamHyde.htm
  9. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  10. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 30) John Hull. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hull/John_E./USA.html
  11. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  12. ^ American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550
  13. ^ The Washington Post Passenger List TWA Flight 800. (Retrieved 2018, February 15th). Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/twa800/list01.htm
  14. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  15. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  16. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  17. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  18. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  19. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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