Hullse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Hullse is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the personal name Hull. However, the surname Hullse 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 Hullse family

The surname Hullse 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 Hullse family

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

Hullse Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hullse has been recorded under many different variations, including Hull, Hulle, Hulls and others.

Early Notables of the Hullse 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...
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hullse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hullse family to Ireland

Some of the Hullse 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.

Migration of the Hullse family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hullse or a variant listed above: Joseph Hull with his wife Agnes settled in New England in 1635 with seven children; Elizabeth and George Hull settled in Nantasket in 1630; Joseph Hull settled with his wife, seven children, and three servants, in Massachusetts in 1635..

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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  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)
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