Origins Available: English
The ancestors of the name Hultahan date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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 Hultahan family
The surname Hultahan 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 Hultahan family
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Hultahan Spelling Variations
Hultahan has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Hultahan have been found, including Halton, Haltone, Hultahan, Haltom, Haltum and others.
Early Notables of the Hultahan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hultahan family to Ireland
Some of the Hultahan family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hultahan family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hultahans to arrive on North American shores: James Haltone who arrived in Philadelphia in 1853; James Halton arrived in Maryland in 1775; John Halton arrived in Potomack in 1747.