Hultaghan is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hultaghan family once lived in Halton, a very common place-name in England
. The place-name is derived from the Old English terms halh,
which means nook or corner of land, and tun,
which meant farm or enclosure, and later came to mean fortress and town. The name means "farm in the nook or corner of land." The surname denotes a dweller at same.
Early Origins of the Hultaghan family
The surname Hultaghan was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hultaghan family
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Hultaghan Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hultaghan family name include Halton, Haltone, Hultahan, Haltom, Haltum and others.
Early Notables of the Hultaghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hultaghan family to Ireland
Some of the Hultaghan family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Hultaghan family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hultaghan surname or a spelling variation of the name include: James Haltone who arrived in Philadelphia in 1853; James Halton arrived in Maryland in 1775; John Halton arrived in Potomack in 1747.