How did Hale name change to Hollister prior to 1612 ?

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edited by Keith Hathaway

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Would be interested to know the answer if you find the answer! It certainly wasn't a mistake in spelling so possibly someone taking the name of their mother's maiden name?
by Iain Cooke G2G6 Mach 1 (11.9k points)
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It didn't.  This is a much repeated internet error.  There is no evidence that John Hollister is a son of Thomas Hale.

(I'd be happy to be proven wrong but I challenge anyone to find a real source to this connection.)
by Joe Cochoit G2G6 Pilot (265k points)

If anyone is interested, wikipedia has a Thomas Hale listed in the Canterbury Martyrs of January 1557

SIGNIFICANT HALE FAMILY INFO THROUGHOUT THIS SITE -below:  (to a Jonathan Hale in the 1800s? more? ) Also a Coe family genealogy at has listed a will of Thomas de Hales of London (Calendar of Wills, Court of Husting, vol 1 p.332) "Robert Coe, puritan; his ancestors and descendants, 1340-1910, with notic... -



Thanks Gail. I am a Hollister and a Hale. Both families married into Native American tribes. We are researching in Cattaraugus County, New York, defunct town of Red House, NY where my grandmother was born.
Cool. As far as the name thing, perhaps a matter of linguistics? Like french-Capets cadet house was Capulet, Scandinavian Eppes to Espeseth, german gender specific suffix,  or of place, say it was known as the Hales or Hall's place, so anyone branching out would be a alister or hallster?

Just curious..

Please advise in your search if you find an Ann Smith Davis, brothers Joseph C Smith, Asa Smith  and Isaac W Smith. Supposedly born NY 1795/6,  moved west-Ohio and Indiana. Clueless as to parents.

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