Hedgepeth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Hedgepeth family
The surname Hedgepeth was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Early History of the Hedgepeth family
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Hedgepeth Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Hudspeth, Hochepied, Hochepiet, Hodepiet, Hodespiet, Huddespeth, Hudspethe, Hudseth, Hedgespeth, Hudgpeth, Hedgepeth, Huddeseth and many more.
Early Notables of the Hedgepeth family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Hedgepeth is the 4,823rd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Migration of the Hedgepeth family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Hedgepath, who settled in Virginia in 1677; William Hudspeth, who settled in Allegheny Co., PA in 1844; J. C. Hudspeth, who came to San Francisco in 1851.