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Heptinstall is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Heptinstall family once lived in the township of Heptonstall, which was in the parish of Halifax in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Heptinstall 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.

Heptinstall Early Origins



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

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Heptinstall Spelling Variations


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Heptinstall Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Heptinstall family name include Hepenstal, Heponstall, Heptonstall, Hepponstall, Heptinstall, Hepinstall, Heppenstal and many more.

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Heptinstall Early History


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Heptinstall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heptinstall research. Another 473 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1296, 1500, 1558, and 1668 are included under the topic Early Heptinstall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heptinstall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heptinstall Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Heptinstall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heptinstall In Ireland


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Heptinstall In Ireland



Some of the Heptinstall 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.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Heptinstall surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Heptinstall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Heptinstall, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1922
  • John Stuart Heptinstall, aged 27, who emigrated to America, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heptinstall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heptinstall (post 1700)



  • Patrick H. Heptinstall, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Princeton, Virginia, 1856-57
  • Professor Stanley Heptinstall MBE, BSc, PhD, (b. 1946), English Professor of Thrombosis and Haemostasis at the University of Nottingham
  • Leslie George Heptinstall, British diplomat

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Motto


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    The Heptinstall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heptinstall Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 January 2016 at 13:17.

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