Origins of Hallet:
This surname is a very limited different form of the famous Olde English, Anglo-Saxon, and Germanic 'halla', which appeared in its most common form as 'Hall' - a habitational or professional name for one who resided or worked at either the local council chambers or the Kings Manor. The original spelling was Heall, Halla or Holi, with variants and patronymics Hallen, Hallin, Halle, Hallex, Hallet, Hallot and Hallut, the latter being of French-Flanders origin. 'Hallt' is a very elusive variant, not being noted in England before 1910, and only appearing once in the London Directory of 1985.
More common variations are: Hallett, Haillet, Halletu, Halleot, Halliet, Halet, Heallet, Hallt, Hoallett, Hallouet.
The origins of the surname Hallet appeared in Kent where people held a family seat from early times. Some say before the invasion of Duke William and the entrance of Duke William at Hastings 1066 A.D.
The very first recorded spelling of the family was shown to be that of Alice Hallet, dated about 1629, christened at St. Giles "Cripplegate, London." It was during the time of King Charles I, who was known to be the “The Martyr," dated 1625-1649. The origin of surnames during this period became a necessity with the introduction of personal taxation. It came to be known as Poll Tax in England.
Many of the people with surname Hallet had moved to Ireland during the 17th century.
United States of America:
Individuals with the surname Hallet landed in the United States in three different centuries respectively in the 17th, 18th, and 19th. Some of the people with the name Hallet who arrived in the United States in the 17th century included Andrew Hallet settled in Virginia in 1620. Andrew Hallet, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1637.
People with the surname Hallet who landed in the United States in the 18th century included George Hallet at the age of 23, arrived in New York in 1706.
The following century saw more Hallet surnames arrive. Some of the people with the surname Hallet who arrived in the United States in the 19th century included T L Hallet, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1821. William Hallet, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851.
People with the surname Hallet who settled in Canada in the 18th century included Lt. Daniel Hallet U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick near the year 1784, he gave services in DeLancey's 2nd Battalion. Mr. Joseph Hallet U.E. born in Long Island, New York, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick near 1784. Mr. Moses Hallet U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784. Capt. Samuel Hallet U.E. born in Long Island, New York, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he served in DeLancey's 2nd Battalion. Mr. Samuel Hallet Jr., U.E. born in Long Island, New York, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick near the year 1784.
Some of the individuals with the surname Hallet who landed in New-Zealand in the 19th century included James Hallet landed in Wellington, New Zealand in the year 1840.
Here is the population distribution of the last name Hallet: Belgium 846; France 845; United States 525; England 113; Canada 94; Australia 80; Spain 16; New Zealand 12; South Africa 2; Luxembourg 2.
André Hallet (1890–1959), was a Belgian painter.
Étienne Sulpice Hallet (1755–1825), was a French-born American artist.
Gérard Hallet (born 1946), is a French soccer player.
Gilles Hallet (1620–1694), was a Flemish Baroque artist.
Jean-Pierre Hallet (1927–2004), was a Belgian ethnologist, and naturalist.
Jim Hallet (born 1960), is an American golf player.
John Hallet is a British actor.