Hulst History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Hulst is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hulst family lived in Hulse, a township, in the parish of Great Budworth, union and hundred of Northwich in Cheshire.  
Hulse is derived from the Old English word holh, which means hollow or depression.
Early Origins of the Hulst family
The surname Hulst 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. 
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. " 
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. 
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.  This Baronetcy continues to this day. Their family seat is Breamore House, Breamore, Hampshire.
Early History of the Hulst family
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Hulst Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Huls, Hulse, Hulles, Hulsey and others.
Early Notables of the Hulst 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...
In Netherlands, the name Hulst is the 823rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,380 people with that name. 
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Hulst or a variant listed above:
Hulst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century