Hepps History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Hepps family
The surname Hepps 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.
Important Dates for the Hepps family
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Hepps Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hepps were recorded, including Hepple, Heppell, Hepell, Hepwell, Heppwell, Heppall, Hepall, Heple, Heppill, Hepil, Epple and many more.
Early Notables of the Hepps family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hepps family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hepps family emigrate to North America: Wesley, John, James and Abraham Hepwell settled in New York in 1812.