Hullett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Hullett arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Hullett comes from 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 honour 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 Hullett family
The surname Hullett was first found in Yorkshire where early English rolls provide us a glimpse of the spelling variations used through Medieval times. 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. 
Agnes Hughelot was found in Norfolk c. 1248, Thomas Huwelot in Huntingdonshire c. 1250, and Richard Hulot in the Hundredorum Rolls of Suffolk in 1275. The Subsidy Rolls for Worcestershire included John Huelot there in 1327. 
Early History of the Hullett family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hullett research. Another 64 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1548, 1589, 1548, 1564, 1566, 1570, 1571, 1587, 1589, 1701, 1736, 1771, 1552 and 1552 are included under the topic Early Hullett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hullett Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Howlett, Howlet, Hullett and others.
Early Notables of the Hullett family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Howlet (1548-1589), English Jesuit, "born in the county of Rutland in 1548. He entered at Exeter College, Oxford, in 1564, and graduated B.A. in 1566, becoming a fellow. He went abroad in 1570 with the permission of his college, intending to travel to Rome, but, entering the college of Douay in the same year, he was in 1571 received into the order of Jesus at Louvain. At Douay he was a contemporary of Campion, and studied theology. He afterwards taught many different subjects, chiefly at Douay. In 1587 he proceeded to Poland...
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Migration of the Hullett family to Ireland
Some of the Hullett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hullett migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Hullett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Eli Hullett, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 
Contemporary Notables of the name Hullett (post 1700) +
- Lori Hullett, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 2008 
- Richmond William Hullett (1843-1914), English headmaster, explorer and plant collector, best known for identifying Bauhinia hullettii, a variant flower that was later used by Hong Kong for its national flag
- William "Bill" Alexander Hullett (1915-1982), English professional footballer from Liverpool who played from 1935 to 1948
- Gertrude "Bobby" Hullett (1906-1956), English patient of the suspected serial killer Dr John Bodkin Adams who died from an overdose of morphine
- Peter Hullett Desbarats (1933-2014), Canadian author, playwright and journalist
Related Stories +
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html