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 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 Hullett family

The surname Hullett 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. [1]

Important Dates for the Hullett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hullett research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) 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)

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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 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hullett (post 1700)

  • Lori Hullett, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 2008 [3]
  • 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

Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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