The name Hullson came to England
with the ancestors of the Hullson family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Hullson family lived in Hulse, Cheshire
. The name is indigenous to this area and is thought to derive from the Old English word holh,
which means hollow or depression.
Early Origins of the Hullson family
The surname Hullson was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Norbury near Stockport. Conjecturally, they are descended from Bigot de Loges, the holder of these estates at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
survey in 1086, a census initiated by Duke William of Normandy
after his conquest of England
at Hastings in 1066. This noble may be assumed to be William Bigot, brother of the famous Roger Bigod, both of whom were at the Conquest in 1066. William had a son, Ilger, who embarked on the first Crusade in 1096 and was commander of 200 knights in Palestine. The family name also acquired estates at Mobberley in Cheshire.
Early History of the Hullson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hullson research.Another 345 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1st , 1682, 1759, 1714, 1800, 1744, 1816 and 1802 are included under the topic Early Hullson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hullson 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 Huls, Hulse, Hulles, Hulsey and others.
Early Notables of the Hullson family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Edward Hulse, 1st Baronet (c.
1682-1759), of Lincoln's Inn Fields, Physician in Ordinary to Queen Anne, King George I and King... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hullson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hullson family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hullson or a variant listed above: Charles Hulse who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1843; G.W. Hulse settled in San Francisco Cal. in 1850; R. Hulse settled in Maryland in 1767..