Show ContentsHultman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Hultman is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having 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. [1]

John of Halton or Halghton (d. 1324), was Bishop of Carlisle, a canon of the Augustinian convent of St. Mary's, Carlisle, which was also the cathedral of the diocese. "In 1295 Halton was sent as an ambassador to King John of Scotland, and on 8 Nov. received a safe-conduct for his return. On 13 Oct. 1297 Halton was appointed custos of Carlisle Castle and of the royal domains. In 1320 Halton went on his last embassy to Scotland, and had his expenses refused by the king on the ground that he went for his own good as well as for that of the realm." [2]

Early Origins of the Hultman family

The surname Hultman was first found in Halton, the original name of the parish of St. Dominick, Cornwall. "At the time of Doomsday Survey the district was taxed under the appellation of Halton, by which name a manor is still distinguished in this parish. Halton, which gave name originally to this parish, before St. Dominick either honoured or disgraced it with his name, is a manor, that so early as the thirteenth century belonged to an ancient family of this name. In the reign of Edward II. the male heirs becoming extinct, Halton was carried by an heiress to Wendyn, from which family it was carried by another heiress to Whitlegh, who was sheriff of Devon in the reign of Richard II. and whose grandson was sheriff of that county under Henry VII." [3]

Algar de Haltona was registered in 1084, as was Walter de Halton in the Feet of Fines for Lincolnshire in 1270. Richard de Halton was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls for Cumberland in 1332 and later, Henry Halton was listed in the Assize Rolls for London in 1407. [4]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 proved the wide use of the name throughout ancient Britain: John de Halton, Yorkshire; Richard de Halton, Lincolnshire; and Simon de Halton, Salop (Shropshire.) Later the Yorksire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 included entries for Adam de Halton; Emma de Halton; and Johannes de Halton. [5]

Early History of the Hultman family

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Hultman 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 Hultman family name include Halton, Haltone, Hultahan, Haltom, Haltum and others.

Early Notables of the Hultman family

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Ireland Migration of the Hultman family to Ireland

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United States Hultman migration to the United States +

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 Hultman surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Hultman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Hultman, who landed in Indiana in 1852 [6]
  • Anders Hultman, aged 23, who arrived in America in 1854 [6]
  • P Alfred Hultman, who arrived in Minnesota in 1887 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hultman (post 1700) +

  • Calvin Oscar Hultman (1941-2017), American politician, Member of the Iowa State Senate (1973-1991)
  • O. N. Hultman, American Republican politician, Elected Iowa State Senate 8th District 1948 [7]
  • Evan L. Hultman, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa, 1969-77, 1982-86 [7]

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Donald Standly Hultman, American Private First Class from Minnesota, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [8]


  1. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  4. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-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. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  7. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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