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Where did the English Heskett family come from? What is the English Heskett family crest and coat of arms? When did the Heskett family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Heskett family history?The ancestors of the name Heskett date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the settlement of Hesket in Cumberland or in either of the places called Hesketh in Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Heskett belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Heskett has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Hesketh, Hascoit, Haskett, Hesket, Heskett, Heskit, Heskitt and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heskett research. Another 375 words(27 lines of text) covering the year 1330 is included under the topic Early Heskett History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Heskett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hesketts to arrive on North American shores: William Hesketh settled in New England in 1750; Sarah and Mary Haskett arrived in Philadelphia in 1822 with a child; John Hesketh arrived in Philadelphia in 1873..
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Quod tibi, hoc alteri
Motto Translation: Do unto others what you would want done to yourself.
The Heskett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heskett Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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