Hayslip History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Hayslip name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in a valley noted for having many hazel trees. This name belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees. The surname Hayslip is derived from the Old English word hæsel and the Old Norse word hesli, which both mean hazel, and from the Old English word hop, which refers to a valley or a hollow between two hills.

Early Origins of the Hayslip family

The surname Hayslip was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Hayslip family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hayslip research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1349, 1366, and 1455 are included under the topic Early Hayslip History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hayslip Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hayslip has undergone many spelling variations, including Heaslip, Hislop, Haslop, Haslip, Heslep, Hyslop and many more.

Early Notables of the Hayslip family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hayslip family to Ireland

Some of the Hayslip family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hayslip migration to the United States

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hayslip were among those contributors:

Hayslip Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Florence Hayslip, aged 25, who arrived in Long Island City, New York, U.S.A., in 1921
  • Anne Hayslip, aged 33, who arrived in Hollis, N.Y., in 1924

Hayslip migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hayslip Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Cpl. James Hayslip U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hayslip (post 1700)

  • Peyton Hayslip (b. 1966), American actress
  • Ben Hayslip, American country music songwriter from Evans, Georgia


  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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