Halstead Family History

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Halstead Name Meaning

habitational name from any of the various places bearing this name, for example in Essex (Haltesteda in Domesday Book), Kent, and Leicestershire, all of which are probably named from Old English h(e)ald ‘refuge’, ‘shelter’ + stede ‘site’, or possibly Hawstead in Suffolk, which has the same origin. However, the name is now most frequent in Lancashire and Yorkshire, where it is from High Halstead in Burnley, named as the ‘site of a hall’, from Old English h(e)all ‘hall’ + stede ‘place’. occupational name for someone employed at ‘the hall buildings’, Middle English hallested, an ostler or cowhand, for instance.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Hempstead, Halse, Milstead, Stead, Anstead, Holstead, Balstad, Halter

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Halstead Family Origin

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Halstead Family Occupations

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  • Cotton Weaver

  • Farmer

  • Housekeeper

  • Grocer


In 1881, a less common occupation for the Halstead family was Grocer. The most common Halstead occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 6% of Halstead's were Cotton Weavers. Cotton Weaver, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Halstead.

Source: Census data for Halstead | Data not to scale

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