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Hepple Early Origins



The surname Hepple was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in Northumberland where it was the name of a village where the family name held a family seat.

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Hepple Early History


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Hepple Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hepple research. Another 347 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1354, 1455, 1487, 1510, 1554, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Hepple History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hepple Spelling Variations


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Hepple Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hepple has been spelled many different ways, including Hepple, Heppell, Hepell, Hepwell, Heppwell, Heppall, Hepall, Heple, Heppill, Hepil, Epple and many more.

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Hepple Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hepple Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hepples to arrive in North America: Wesley, John, James and Abraham Hepwell settled in New York in 1812.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hepple (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hepple (post 1700)



  • Alexander "Alex" Hepple (1904-1983), South African trade unionist, politician, anti-apartheid activist and author, Leader of the South African Labour Party (1953-1958)
  • Sir Bob Alexander Hepple QC (1934-2015), South African-born academic, son of Alexander Hepple

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