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Early Origins of the Heselgrave family

The surname Heselgrave was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor in the West Riding. 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 the shire about the 13th century.

Early History of the Heselgrave family

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Heselgrave Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Heselgrave include Hazlegrove, Hazelgrave, Hazelgrove, Hezzlegrove, Haselgrave, Hezzlegreave, Hesselgrave and many more.

Early Notables of the Heselgrave family (pre 1700)

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Australia Heselgrave migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Heselgrave Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Heselgrave, English convict who was convicted in York, Yorkshire, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Barossa" on 9th May 1844, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]

  1. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th September 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook