Show ContentsHaskin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Haskin name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Haskin is derived from the name Os, which is a short form for several personal names, including Osgod, Osbeorn, and Osmær. Os is supplemented by the common diminutive suffix -kin. While early records almost all include the "O" prefix, over the years this was dropped and now we typically find the name with an "H" prefix. One source notes that the name could have been derived from the Dutch personal name, Huskens. [1]

Early Origins of the Haskin family

The surname Haskin was first found in Lancashire at Heskin, a township, in the parish of Eccleston, union of Chorley, hundred of Leyland. "Heskin being a joint manor with Eccleston, descended with it from the Gernets and Dacres to the family of Molyneux, of Sefton." [2]

Early London rolls included the two earliest records of the family. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1274 listed Osekin (without surname) and Robert Osekin. [3] [4]

Peter Osekyn was listed in the Feet of Fines of 1306 in Essex, and later Thomas Hoskyns was listed in Berkshire in 1463. [4]

Early History of the Haskin family

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Haskin Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Haskin were recorded, including Hoskins, Hoskin, Hosken, Hoskyne, Hoskyns, Haskin, Haskins, Hasken, Haskyne and many more.

Early Notables of the Haskin family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Serjeant John Hoskins (1566-1638), an English poet, scholar of Greek, and politician. He was born at Monton or Monkton, now known as Monnington-upon-Wye, in the parish of Llanwarne, Herefordshire, an estate of which his family had long possessed the leasehold interest and was the son of John Hoskins. [5] Jane Fenn Hoskens (1694-1764), was an English author and early immigrant to America. The Hoskyns of Harewood in the County of Hereford, is a title in the Baronetage of England. It was created on 18 December 1676 for Bennet Hoskyns, Member of Parliament for Wendover, Hereford...
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Haskin Ranking

In the United States, the name Haskin is the 10,221st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [6]

United States Haskin migration to the United States +

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Haskin family emigrate to North America:

Haskin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Roger Haskin, aged 35, who landed in New York in 1812 [7]
  • Simon Haskin, aged 38, who arrived in New York in 1812 [7]
  • Thomas Haskin, aged 44, who landed in America from Swansea, in 1893
  • Vena Haskin, aged 27, who immigrated to America from Streatham, in 1893
Haskin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • W.H. Haskin, aged 34, who landed in America from London, in 1903
  • Alexander Haskin, aged 29, who landed in America from Manchester, England, in 1906
  • Bridget Haskin, aged 21, who landed in America from Donegal, Ireland, in 1907
  • Margaret Haskin, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States from Mohill, Ireland, in 1910
  • Anne Haskin, aged 21, who settled in America from Ballinrobe, Ireland, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Haskin (post 1700) +

  • Steve Haskin (b. 1947), award-winning American horse racing journalist and author
  • Dennis Haskin (b. 1950), American actor
  • Clem Smith Haskin (b. 1943), retired American college and professional basketball player
  • Donald Lee Haskin (1930-2008), American collegiate basketball coach and player
  • Steve Haskin (b. 1947), American horse racing journalist and author
  • Scott Russell Haskin (b. 1970), retired American professional NBA basketball player
  • Byron Conrad Haskin (1899-1984), American film and television director
  • Timothy Haskin, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 105th District, 1978 [8]
  • John Bussing Haskin (1821-1895), American Democratic Party politician, U.S. Representative from New York 9th District, 1857-61 [8]
  • James P. Haskin, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1860 [8]
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The Haskin Motto +

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: Finem respice
Motto Translation: Consider the end

Suggested Readings for the name Haskin +

  • A Haskin History by Joseph A. Haskin.

  1. Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
  2. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  5. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  6. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  7. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  8. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 1) . Retrieved from on Facebook