The history of the Hulso family name begins after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They 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 Hulso family
The surname Hulso 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 Hulso family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hulso 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 Hulso History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hulso Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Huls, Hulse, Hulles, Hulsey and others.
Early Notables of the Hulso 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 Hulso Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hulso family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Hulso or a variant listed above were: 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..