English, Scottish, Irish, German, and Scandinavian: Middle English hall (Old English heall), Middle High German kalle, Old Norse h'll all meaning 'hall' (a spacious residence), occupational name for servant at a hall.

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English: variant of Alloway.
Middle English Ailwi, represents falling together of several Old English names: E{dh} elwig 'noble battle', Ealdwig 'ancient battle', and Elfwiig 'elf battle'. Compare Alvey.
Scottish place name, English origin.
Americanized form of several French surnames, including Allouis, Halloy. or Allouet.

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English: patronymic from the personal name Hancock.
Middle English name Hann + suffix -cok.
Dutch: from Middle Dutch hanecoc 'winkle', 'periwinkle' (a type of shellfish) probably occupational name for someone who gathered and sold shellfish.

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English (mainly southern England and South Wales) and Irish: from the Old English personal name Hearding, originally a patronymic from Hard 1. The surname was first taken to Ireland in the 15th century, and more families of the name settled there 200 years later in Tipperary and surrounding counties. North German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of the various Germanic compound personal names beginning with hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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Locality.  From a town Essex, England; the place of the army.  From here, Saxon, an army, and ley, a place, a field.

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The son of Henry.
See Henry
Verstegan derives this name from Einick, ever rich; others from Herrick, rich lord or master; Camden, from the Latin Honorious, honorable.  Kilian writes it Heynrick--Heymrick, i.e., rich at home.

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Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements hed 'heath', 'moor' + man 'man'.

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German: name for someone from any of several places called Hemmingen, ex. near Stuttgart and near Hannover.

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Scottish: variant of Headrick.
Scottish: probably a habitational name from an unidentified minor place, named with Old English headrig 'ridge at the end of a field'.

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English.  One who lives on or near a hill, derived from old English hyll.  German.  A corruption of German hild meaning battle.

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English (lancashire) and Scottish: get the name from Old English hyll 'hill' + tun 'enclosure', 'settlement'. Others, in Cumbria and Dorsetshire, have early forms in Hel - and probably have as first element Old English hielde 'slope' or possibly helde 'tansy'.
derivation, Norman name Hildun.

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Americanized spelling of German Heims.
North German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Heimbert (see Heier)
South Geramn: occupational, 'ranger', 'guard'.
Norwegian: farmsteads so named in the Oslofjord region. The place name is from the plural of Old Norse hei'or 'heath', 'moor'.
Dutch and German: variant of Heyer.
English: variant of Ayer.
German: occupational for grower or reaper of grass for hay.
German: variant spelling of Heier.
Dutch: Germanic name composed of the elements hagi 'enclosure', 'fenced area' + hari, heri 'army'.
Dutch: nickname from
middle Dutch (h)eiger, heeger, heger 'heron'. Compare Heron.

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Family  Tradition  &  Stories  indicate  the  surname  is  from   " Honor  Hogins

-  a   Seneca  Indian  who  gave  birth  to  ' Rachel Carrier '  -  descendant  of  the Seneca Indians  -  who  married  ' Joseph Jacob Brown '.

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Locality.  Meadow lands near or surround by water, grassy plains; sometimes an island.

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English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Hudde (see Hutt 1). This surname is particularly common in Yorkshire and is also well established in Ireland.

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Altered spelling of Hoffmann.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): status name for steward on a farm or estate, from  German hof(f) 'manorfarm', 'courtyard' + Mann 'man'.

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Scottish, English, and northern Irish: variant of Hunt, a Middle English secondary derivative formed with the addition of the agent noun suffix -er.
occupational for hunter, Old English hunta ( primary derivative of huntian 'to hunt').
Compare Huntington and Huntley.
Irish: quasi-translation of various Irish surnames such as O Fiaich (see Fee).
Possibly Americanized spelling of German Hundt.

                                                       H Y L E
Americanized spelling of Dutch Heil.
German: from a pet form of Heinrich.
Dutch and North German: from a short form of the Germanic female personal name Heila, derived from hail 'whole'.

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