Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the personal name Hull. However, the surname Hulls 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 Hulls family
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Winn, Christopher, I Never Knew that about Yorkshire. Croydon: The Random House Group Limited, 2010. Print. (ISBN 978-0-09-193313-5)
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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Hulls family
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Hulls Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hulls include Hull, Hulle, Hulls and others.
Early Notables of the Hulls family (pre 1700)
Devon who led a company of 106 sailing from England to what is now known...
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Migration of the Hulls family to Ireland
Some of the Hulls family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hulls family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Hulls Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Hulls Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Hulls Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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