Last name: HALSTEAD

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All you have to know about the last name HALSTEAD

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HALSTEAD : This last name is indexed 48,890 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HALSTEAD : English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from any of 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 Middle English hal(le) + sted(des) stud(es) ‘hall buildings’ (Old English h(e)all ‘hall’ + stede ‘place’).

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