Huls History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Huls reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Huls family lived in Hulse, a township, in the parish of Great Budworth, union and hundred of Northwich in Cheshire. [1] [2]

Hulse is derived from the Old English word holh, which means hollow or depression.

Early Origins of the Huls family

The surname Huls was first found in Cheshire where they are conjecturally descended from Bigot de Loges, the holder of these estates at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book. It is assumed that this noble may be assumed to be William Bigot, brother of the famous Roger Bigod, both of whom were at the Conquest in 1066. [3]

The Royal County of Berkshire, home of Windsor Castle was home to an early branch of the family. "In 13th century Bartholomew de la Huse was of the same county (Testa de Neville); and in 1322 Peter de la Huse or Hoese was returned from Berkshire for Knight Service. " [4]

In the 15th century, we found Thomas Hulse, East Cheshire in 1473 and the Register of the University of Oxford included Robert Hulse, Cheshire in 1581. [5]

The Hulse Baronetcy, of Lincoln's Inn Fields in the County of Middlesex is a title created on 7 February 1739 for Edward Hulse, (c. 1682-1759) Physician in Ordinary to Queen Anne, George I and George II. [6] This Baronetcy continues to this day. Their family seat is Breamore House, Breamore, Hampshire.

Early History of the Huls family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huls research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1600, 1616, 1682, 1759, 1714, 1800, 1744, 1816, 1802, 1708, 1790 and 1708 are included under the topic Early Huls History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Huls Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Huls family name include Huls, Hulse, Hulles, Hulsey and others.

Early Notables of the Huls family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Edward Hulse, 1st Baronet (c. 1682-1759), of Lincoln's Inn Fields, was Physician in Ordinary to Queen Anne, King George I and King George II. Sir Edward Hulse, 2nd Baronet (1714-1800) was an English peer, as was Sir Edward...
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Huls Ranking

In the United States, the name Huls is the 14,874th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [7]


United States Huls migration to the United States +

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Huls family to immigrate North America:

Huls Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christoph Huls, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [8]
Huls Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Franz Huls, who landed in America in 1837 [8]
  • Adelheid Huls, who landed in America in 1842 [8]
  • Ann Huls, aged 27, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845 [8]
  • Joh Bern Huls, who landed in America in 1845 [8]
  • Mary Huls, aged 7, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1845 [8]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Huls (post 1700) +

  • Mary Huls, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 129th District, 2012 [9]
  • Peter Huls Hunt (1938-2020), American award winning theatre, film, and television director and theatrical lighting designer, known for Great Performances (1971)


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  5. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  6. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  7. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  8. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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