Show ContentsHaislip History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Haislip is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the parish of Hanslope, in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Early Origins of the Haislip family

The surname Haislip was first found in Buckinghamshire, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Haislip family

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Haislip Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Haislip has been spelled many different ways, including Hanslip, Hanslape, Handslip, Hamslape, Haislip and others.

Early Notables of the Haislip family (pre 1700)

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Haislip Ranking

In the United States, the name Haislip is the 14,049th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Haislip family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Haislips to arrive in North America: Henry Hanslip, who sailed to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1880.

Contemporary Notables of the name Haislip (post 1700) +

  • General Wade Hampton Haislip (1889-1971), American Vice Chief of Staff US Army (1949-1951) [2]
  • Wade Hampton Haislip, American General who served through both World Wars
  • Gloria Haislip, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1996 [3]
  • Charles A. Haislip, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State Senate 14th District, 1950 [3]

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  2. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 22) Wade Haislip. Retrieved from
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook