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Hector Early Origins



The surname Hector was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, 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. According to Arthurian legend, Sir Ector (sometimes Hector, Antor, or Ectorius) was the father of Sir Kay and the foster father of King Arthur.

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Hector Spelling Variations


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Hector Spelling Variations



In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Hector has been spelled Hector, Heckie and others.

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Hector Early History


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Hector Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hector research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1369, 1565 and 1535 are included under the topic Early Hector History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hector Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hector Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hector Notables 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



In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Hector:

Hector Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Kath Hector, who arrived in Virginia in 1655

Hector Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Hector, who landed in Oxford, Maryland in 1747
  • John Hector settled in Maryland in 1747
  • Caspar Hector settled in New Jersey in 1771
  • Frederick Hector settled in Pennsylvania in 1772

Hector Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Hector, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Elizabeth, James, Margaret Hector arrived in New York in 1820
  • Frederick Hector, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852
  • Charles Hector, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873

Hector Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Hector arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ISABELLA WATSON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846IsabellaWatson.htm
  • Elizabeth Hector arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ISABELLA WATSON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846IsabellaWatson.htm

Hector Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Nelson Hector landed in Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hector (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hector (post 1700)



  • Sir James Hector (1834-1907), Scottish geologist, naturalist, and surgeon
  • Jean Hector dit Legros, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Hector Historic Events


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Hector Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Catherine  Hector (1841-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Hector Family Crest Products


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Hector Family Crest Products




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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ISABELLA WATSON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846IsabellaWatson.htm

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  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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  10. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
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The Hector Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hector 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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