Hallett Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Origin of Hallet:
Hallet is a unique surname with various spellings such as Adlard, Allard, Ellert, Hallard, etc. It evolves from the Anglo-Norman French name Alard. It derives from Old Germanic Adelard, made of the Germanic items “Adal,” which means noble and “hard,” meaning strong or brave. The Olde English names Aedelheard and Aelfheard derived from the Anglo-Norman Alard, “Ailardus” and “Aelard”, appearing in the Domesday Book of 1086 respectively for Devonshire and Sussex. One, Halardus de Weres was recorded in “recordings which expressing to the Danelaw,” Lincolnshire, dated 1150, and one Elard de Beisebi in the 1161 Pipe Rolls and Lincolnshire.” On September 1591, Elizabeth Hallet married Gulielmus Spickenell in High Ham, Somerset.
More common variations are: Hoallett, Hallette, Haullett, Halliett, Hallet, Hallatt, Hollett, Haylett, Haysllett, Halett.
The surname Hallett was found in Kent where they held a family seat from very Old times; some say the Norman invasion and the entrance of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
The very first recording spelling of the family was shown to be that of Johan Hallatt, (christening), which was dated April 1580, at Holy Trinity the Less, London. It was during the time of Queen Elizabeth I, who was known to be the “Good Queen,” dated 1558-1603. 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. Surnames all over the country began to develop, with unique and shocking spelling varieties of the original one.
United States of America:
Individuals with the surname Hallett settled in the United States in three different centuries respectively in 17th, 18th, and 19th. Some of the people with the name Hallett who settled in the United States in the 17th century included William Hallett settled in Long Island in 1620. William Hallett settled in Long Island in 1630 and Andrew Hallett at the age of 28 landed in New England. Andrew Hallett settled in Boston Massachusetts. Andrew Hallett landed in Massachusetts all of these people settled in the same year in 1635.
Some of the people with the name Hallett who settled in the United States in the 18th century included Chr Hallett, who arrived in Virginia in 1715.
Some of the people with the name Hallett who settled in the United States in the 19th century included Joseph George Hallett, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) Division, Pennsylvania in 1845-1846. Isaiah Hallett, Edward Hallett, H Hallett and Francis Hallett who landed in San Francisco, California in the same year in the same city in 1850. Francis Hallett at the age of 52, landed in New York in 1862 during the 19th century.
Individuals with the surname Hallett settled in Canada in two different centuries respectively in 18th, and 20th. Some of the people with the name Hallett who settled in Canada in the 18th century included Mr. Robert HallettU.E. Arrived in Canada about 1784.
People with the name Hallett who settled in Canada in 20th Century included Tom Hallett, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907.
People of Hallett family who settled in Australia includes John Hallett, Maria Hallett, Richard Hallett, Henry Hallett, all of these arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship “Africaine in 1836. Alfred Hallett arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship “Africaine in 1838.
People with the name Hallett who settled in New-Zealand in 19th Century included James Hallet, aged 25, Elizabeth Hallett at the age of 29, Sarah Ann Hallett and Mary Jane Hallett at the age of 2 years, all of these people arrived in Wellington, New-Zealand aboard the ship “Clifton” in the same year in 1842. E.M. Hallett arrived in Auckland, New-Zealand aboard the ship “Clifton” in 1865.
Here is the population distribution of the last name Hallet: United States 6,914; England 5,948; Australia 1,907; Canada 2,103; South Africa 986; New Zealand 350; France 98; Scotland 249; Northern Ireland 72; Wales 677.
Andy Hallett (1975–2009), was an American artist.
Benjamin F. Hallett (1797–1862), was a Massachusetts lawmaker and first chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Cecil Hallett (1899–1994), was a British business unionist.
George E. Hallett was a builder with Hallett & Rawson, Iowa.
George Hallett (photographer) (born 1942), was a South African cameraman.
Harold Foster Hallett was a British scholar.
Blazons & Genealogy Notes
Notes: (Higham, near Canterbury). Blazon: Or, a chief engrailed sable over all on a bend engrailed gules three bezants. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet or, a demi lion argent holding in the paws a bezant.