Hulse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Hulse is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hulse 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 Hulse family

The surname Hulse 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.

Important Dates for the Hulse family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hulse research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1st , 1682, 1759, 1714, 1800, 1744, 1816 and 1802 are included under the topic Early Hulse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hulse Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Hulse are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hulse include Huls, Hulse, Hulles, Hulsey and others.

Early Notables of the Hulse 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...
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Hulse migration to the United States

Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Hulse, or a variant listed above:

Hulse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Meverrell Hulse, who landed in Maryland in 1679 [1]
Hulse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • R. Hulse, who settled in Maryland in 1767
Hulse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Hulse who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1843
  • G. W. Hulse settled in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • P Hulse, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • DeWitt Hulse, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Hulse migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hulse Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Martha Hulse, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "America" on December 30, 1830, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]
  • Mary Ann Hulse, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hulse (post 1700)

  • Frank Wilson Hulse III (1913-1992), American founder and former chairman of Southern Airways
  • Chuck Hulse (b. 1927), retired American racecar driver
  • David Lindsey Hulse (b. 1968), American retired Major League Baseball outfielder from San Angelo, Texas
  • David Allen Hulse (b. 1948), American author of books on occult doctrine
  • Russell Alan Hulse (b. 1950), American physicist awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1993 for his 1974 discovery of a binary pulsar, which helped to confirm the existence of gravitational waves
  • Stewart Hulse Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Johns Hopkins University
  • Edward J. Hulse, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Jersey State Senate from Burlington County, 1963 [4]
  • Dwight Lyman Hulse (1908-1990), American politician, Mayor of Arcadia, California, 1955-56 [4]
  • Charles W. Hulse, American politician, Representative from Connecticut 3rd District, 1914 [4]
  • Charles A. Hulse (1852-1918), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Clinton County, 1913-18 [4]
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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