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The Anglo-Saxon name Heseltine comes from when the family resided in one of a variety of similarly-named places. The settlement of Heselden is in Durham, while Haselden is in Sussex. Haslingden is in Lancashire, Hazeldon Farm is in Wiltshire, and Hazelton is in Gloucestershire. The surname Heseltine belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Heseltine family


The surname Heseltine was first found in Sussex at ancient manor in or near Dallington. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The name is derived from the Old English words hoesel + denu, which mean "Hazel" + "valley." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
Hazleton Abbey was an abbey in Gloucestershire.

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Early History of the Heseltine family

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Early History of the Heseltine family


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Heseltine Spelling Variations

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Heseltine 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 Heseltine include Hazeltine, Hazelton, Hazletine, Hasleden, Hazleton, Haseltine, Haselton, Hasletine, Haslett, Aseltine and many more.

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Early Notables of the Heseltine family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Heseltine family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Heseltine family to Ireland

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Migration of the Heseltine family to Ireland


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Migration of the Heseltine family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Heseltine family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: William Hassleton, who came to Barbados in 1679; William Hazledine settled in New England in 1775; Charles Hazeltine settled in Philadelphia in 1774; John Hazelton settled in New York State in 1811.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heseltine (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heseltine (post 1700)


  • George W. Heseltine, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1896 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Philip Arnold Heseltine (1894-1930), original name of Peter Warlock, the Anglo- Welsh composer and music critic
  • Sir William Frederick Payne Heseltine GCB, GCVO, AC, QSO (b. 1930), Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth II from 1986 to 1990
  • Christopher Heseltine OBE (1869-1944), English cricketer
  • Nigel Heseltine (1916-1995), Welsh writer of travel books
  • Michael Ray Dibdin Heseltine CH, PC (b. 1933), Baron Heseltine, British businessman, Conservative politician

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The Heseltine Motto

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The Heseltine 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: Pro aris et focis
Motto Translation: For our altars and our homes


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Citations

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Citations


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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