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Hepinstall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hepinstall first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the township of Heptonstall, which was in the parish of Halifax in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Hepinstall belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The Battle of Heptonstall in 1643 at Hebden Bridge and Heptonstall during the English civil war was a Royalist victory over the Parliamentarians.

Early Origins of the Hepinstall family

The surname Hepinstall was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Hepinstall family

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Another 473 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1296, 1500, 1558, and 1668 are included under the topic Early Hepinstall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hepinstall Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hepinstall has appeared include Hepenstal, Heponstall, Heptonstall, Hepponstall, Heptinstall, Hepinstall, Heppenstal and many more.

Early Notables of the Hepinstall family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hepinstall family to Ireland

Some of the Hepinstall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 123 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hepinstall family to the New World and Oceana

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hepinstall arrived in North America very early:

Hepinstall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Hepinstall, who arrived in New York, NY in 1823

Hepinstall Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Christopher Hepinstall, who settled in Ontario in 1871

The Hepinstall 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: Virescrit vulnere virtus
Motto Translation: Her virtue flourishes by her wound.

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