Hulsy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hulsy arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hulsy 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 Hulsy family

The surname Hulsy 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 Hulsy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hulsy 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 Hulsy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hulsy Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Huls, Hulse, Hulles, Hulsey and others.

Early Notables of the Hulsy 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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Migration of the Hulsy family

Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hulsy or a variant listed above: 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..



  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


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