The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Hulon came from the baptismal name 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 Hulon family
The surname Hulon was first found in at the court of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066,) where Hugolin was Chamberlain to the King.
Early History of the Hulon family
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Hulon 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. Hulon has been recorded under many different variations, including Hewlin, Hewlings, Hughling, Hughlings, Hullin, Hueline, Hugelin and many more.
Early Notables of the Hulon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hulon family to the New World and Oceana
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 Hulon or a variant listed above: Benjamin Hewling, who sailed to New Jersey in 1677; Abraham and William Hewlings, also to New Jersey in 1678; and Philip Heulan, who settled in Newfoundland in 1869..
Contemporary Notables of the name Hulon (post 1700)
- Willie T. Hulon, American former Executive Assistant Director of the National Security Branch of the FBI
- Hulon B. Whittington (1921-1969), American officer, recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in World War II