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The history of the Heptonstall family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in the township of Heptonstall, which was in the parish of Halifax in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Heptonstall 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.

Heptonstall Early Origins



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

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Heptonstall Spelling Variations


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Heptonstall Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Heptonstall include Hepenstal, Heponstall, Heptonstall, Hepponstall, Heptinstall, Hepinstall, Heppenstal and many more.

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Heptonstall Early History


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Heptonstall Early History



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

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Heptonstall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heptonstall Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Heptonstall In Ireland


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Heptonstall In Ireland



Some of the Heptonstall 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


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Heptonstall or a variant listed above:

Heptonstall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Heptonstall, who arrived in New York in 1831
  • Geoge E. Heptonstall, aged 11, who landed in America, in 1893

Heptonstall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Harry Heptonstall, aged 41, who emigrated to America from Makefield, in 1903
  • Lilly Heptonstall, aged 50, who landed in America from Wakefield, England, in 1914

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heptonstall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heptonstall (post 1700)



  • M. M. Heptonstall, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1942
  • Francis Bernard Heptonstall (b. 1925), birth name of Bernard Hepton, British actor and director of stage, film and television

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Heptonstall Historic Events


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Heptonstall Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. George A Heptonstall (b. 1920), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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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. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. 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.
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    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 Heptonstall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heptonstall 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 11 July 2016 at 09:57.

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