Early Origins of the Hedgpeth family
The surname Hedgpeth 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 Hedgpeth family
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Hedgpeth 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 Hedgpeth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hedgpeth family to the New World and Oceana
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.