Hulton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Hulton come from when the family resided in either of the settlements called Hulton in the counties of Lancashire and Staffordshire.  The place name literally means "the hill farmstead or estate. The Lancashire Hulton occurs as Hilton and Hulton in the 13th century. " 
"Hulton is in the parish of Dean (co. Lancaster) and it gave name to Bleythen, called de Hulton, in the reign of Henry II., and from him this ancient family, still seated at their ancestral and original manor, are regularly descended."  
Early Origins of the Hulton family
The surname Hulton was first found in the town of Lancashire at Little Hulton where "the Hultons were the early lords."  In Over Hulton, more evidence of the early family records were found. "It comprises 1300 acres, chiefly arable land, and entirely the property of William Hulton, Esquire, of Hulton Park. The old Hall, the residence of this gentleman's ancestors through many generations, stood upon the site of the present mansion, which is of modern erection; the park is laid out in plantations and pleasure-grounds upon an extensive scale." 
The hamlet of Lostock in Lancashire was once a family seat. "This place formed part of the barony of Manchester, and was held by Richard de Hulton." 
One of the first records of the family was Jordan de Hulton, rector of the church of St. Elphin, Warrington, Lancashire c. 1250. 
Early History of the Hulton family
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Hulton Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hulton has been recorded under many different variations, including Hulton, Hultone and others.
Early Notables of the Hulton family (pre 1700)
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For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hulton or a variant listed above:
Hulton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Hulton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hulton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Mens flecti nescia
Motto Translation: A mind that cannot be bent.