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The ancestors of the Hassett family may have been Viking settlers. Their surname comes from a place name of Norse origins, from when they lived in Cumberland, on the Borderlands between Scotland and England. As the name is made up of the elements blen, which means hill and hey which means shelter, the name was often broken up. In other words, entries were sometimes for the entire name say, Blenarhassett and other times just Hassett.

Hassett Early Origins



The surname Hassett was first found in Cumberland, where their early family seats were at Blenerhasset and Flimby Hall. One of the earliest records of the name appeared on a census taken in that county during the reign of King Richard II (1367-c.1400) where Thomas Blennerhasset was found in Carlisle. Of interest is a note in the Feet of Fines that Thomas Bleverhasset was appointed rector of Hardingham, county Norfolk at the age of 11, by the Pope's dispensation. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Hassett Spelling Variations


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Hassett Spelling Variations



Standards against which to judge the accuracy of spellings and translations did not yet exist in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations in names dating from that era, are thus, an extremely common occurrence. Hassett has been recorded as Blennerhasset, Blennerhassett, Blenerhasset, Blenner, Hassett, Hassetts and many more.

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Hassett Early History


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Hassett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hassett research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1741, 1821, 1809, 1652, 1712, 1692, 1695, 1703, 1687, 1758 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Hassett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hassett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hassett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir Rowland Blennerhasset, 1st Baronet (1741-1821), a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom in the County of Kerry. It...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hassett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hassett In Ireland


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Hassett In Ireland



Some of the Hassett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The New World was far from the oppressive regime of the old country. It was a place where there was more land than people and political and religious freedom were far easier to come by. Many Scots even got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. In recent years, interest in this heritage has been generated by Clan societies and regular highland games in North Ameri ca. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Hassett name:

Hassett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Hassett, who arrived in Virginia in 1669

Hassett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Hassett, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877

Hassett Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Hassett, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1837 aboard the barque "Robert Watt" from Cork, Ireland

Hassett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Hassett, aged 22, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon"
  • John Hassett, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance"
  • Michael Hassett, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance"
  • Ally Hassett, aged 30, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance"
  • Bridget Hassett, aged 25, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hassett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Hassett, aged 22, a housemaid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hassett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hassett (post 1700)



  • Marilyn Hassett (b. 1947), American screen and television actress
  • Kevin Hassett, American economist, senior fellow at American Enterprise Institute
  • Joseph Hassett (b. 1955), American NBA basketball player
  • Buddy Hassett, American Major League Baseball player
  • William Joseph "Billy" Hassett (1921-1992), American NBA basketball player
  • W. J. Hassett, American politician, Mayor of Sacramento, California, 1904-05
  • Thomas B. Hassett, American politician, U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Massachusetts, 1941
  • Sylvia Hassett, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1988
  • J. C. Hassett, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Philadelphia County, 1883-90
  • Charles E. Hassett, American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Henry County, 1937-38
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Fortes fortuna juvat
Motto Translation: Fortune favours the Bold.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Hassett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hassett 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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