Hulse Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History

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Hulse Coat of Arms Meaning

The three main devices (symbols) in the Hulse blazon are the pile, buck’s head and sun. The two main tinctures (colors) are sable and argent.

Sable, the deep black so often found in Heraldry is believed to named from an animal of the marten family know in the middle ages as a Sabellinœ and noted for its very black fur 1A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Sable. In engravings, when colors cannot be shown it is represented as closely spaced horizontal and vertical lines, and appropriately is thus the darkest form of hatching, as this method is known 2Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 26. Although it may seem a sombre tone, and does indeed sometimes denote grief, it is more commonly said to represent Constancy 3The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P35.

Argent is the heraldic metal Silver and is usually shown as very pure white. It is also known more poetically as pearl, moon (or luna) 4Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53. In a sketch or drawing it is represented by plain, unmarked paper 5A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11.

The pile was originally quite a simple shape, being a triangle reaching from the top of the shield down to a point near the lower centre 6A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Pile. A clear example being that of CHANDOS awarded in 1337, Or a pile gules. There is some argument as to the origin, Wade suggests some similarity with the meaning of “pile” in construction (a foundation) and hence that the shape could be adopted by those who have demonstrated some ability in the building trade 7The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P48. An earlier writer, Guillim, perhaps more plausibly suggested that the shape echoes those of a pennant or triangular flag 8A Display of Heraldry, J. Guillim, Blome, London, 1679, P52 The shape is quite distinctive however and became popular, leading to many embellishments to distinguish it from its close fellows, with multiple piles meeting at various points, starting from various edges and with additional decoration, leading to potentially quite complex descriptions!

The chief is an area across the top of the field 9Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 40. It appears in many different forms and can itself be charged with other charges and ordinaries, 10A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Chief, being treated almost as if it were a completely separate area. In its simplest form it can be clearly identified. Early examples include the award by Henry III of England to the knight Robert de MORTEYN BRETON of Ermine, a chief gules.

The sun was long used as a potent symbol before the advent of heraldry and brought some of that existing meaning with it. In conventional heraldry it is normally borne in its splendour, that is with a face and a large number of alternating straight and wavy rays. 11A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Sun It can also be seen issuing from behind clouds, and in some cases a demi or half sun coming from the base, reflecting either the dawn, or perhaps as it appears in the arms of WESTWORTH, with the sunset. 12A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P296

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Origin, Meaning and Family History of the Hulse Name

Hulse Origin:

England, France

Origins of Hulse:

The surname of Hulse is said to be a surname of the locational variety. This means that it was often taken by the Lord or owner of the land from which the name derives. Others who may have take a locational surname are people who have migrated out of the area to seek out work. The easiest way to identify someone who was a stranger at that time was by the name of their birthplace. The location from which those who bore the surname of Hulse is said to have been a township in the parish of Great Budworth, which is located in Cheshire. The word itself comes from the Old English Pre 7th Century word of “hol” or “holu” which can be translated to mean a “hollow” or a “depression.” The surname of Hulse is also said to be a topographical surname. . A topographical surname is used to describe someone who lived on or near a residential landmark. This landmark could be either man made or natural, and would have been easily identifiable in the area from which it hailed, thus making the people who lived near it easily distinguished. Those who bore the surname of Hulse could have been named as such because they lived on or near a hollow or depression in their town or village that was widely known throughout the land, and easily identifiable.

Variations:

More common variations are: Hulsey, Huelse, Hulase, Haulse, Hullse, Hulsee, Hulsei, Hulsie

History:

England:

The first recorded spelling of the surname of Hulse can be translated to the country of England. One person by the name of Thomas Hulse was mentioned in the document known as the Medieval Records of East Cheshire in the year of 1473. This document was ordered, decreed, and written under the reign of one King Edward IV, who was known throughout the ages and commonly referred to as one “The Self Proclaimed King.” King Edward IV ruled from the year of 1461 to the year of 1483.

United States of America:

Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, many European citizens began to migrate to the United States of America, which at that time was known as the New World, or the Colonies. These citizens were dissatisfied with their lives in the countries of their birth, and wanted the freedoms that were promised to those who moved to the United States. These freedoms included the ability to own land, the ability to believe in whatever religion they chose, and the ability to live in favorable conditions. This large movement of people was known as the European Migration. Among those who migrated to the United States was one Meverrell Hulse, who arrived in the state of Maryland in the year of 1679.

Here is the population distribution of the last name Hulse: United States 8,340; England 2,796; Brazil 572; South Africa 475; Belize 467; Germany 403; Australia 381; Canada 210; New Zealand 187; Wales 158; Scotland 151; Nicaragua 52

Notable People:

Frank Wilson Hulse III (1913-1992) who was a founder and the former chairman of Southern Airways and who was from America.

Chuck Hulse (born in 1927) who was a racecar driver from America.

David Lindsey Hulse (born in 1968) who is a Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder from San Angelo, Texas and who was from America.

David Allen Hulse (born in 1948) who was an author of books on the occult doctrine and who was from America.

Edward J. Hulse, who served as a Candidate for the New Jersey State Senate from Burlington County in the year of 1963, and who was a Democratic politician from America.

Dwight Lyman Hulse (1908-1990) who served as the Mayor of Arcadia, California in the year of 1955 to the year of 1956, and who was a politician from America.

Charles W. Hulse (1852-1918) who served as the Member of the Michigan State House of Representatives from Clinton County in the year of 1913 to the year of 1918, and who was a Republican politician from the America.

Ben Hulse (1895-1961) who served as a Member of the California State Senate in the year of 1945 to the year of 1957, and who served as the President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate from the year of 1955 to the year of 1957, and who served as the Delegate to the Republican National Convention from the state of California in the year of 1956, and who was a Republican politician from America.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (Breamore House, co. Hants, bart.). (Rethersden, co. Kent). Ar. three piles, one issuing from the chief betw. the others reversed sa. Crest—A buck’s head couped ppr. attired or, betw. the attires a sun of the last.
2) (Norbury, co. Chester). Ar. three piles, one issuant from chief and two from base sa. Crest—A buck’s head couped ppr. collared or, betw. the horns a sun of the last.
3) (Mobberley, co. Chester). Ar. three piles in point sa.

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1. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Sable
2. Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 26
3. The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P35
4. Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
5. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11
6. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Pile
7. The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P48
8. A Display of Heraldry, J. Guillim, Blome, London, 1679, P52
9. Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 40
10. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Chief
11. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Sun
12. A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P296