Heselton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Heselton surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived 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 Heselton 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 Heselton family

The surname Heselton was first found in Sussex at ancient manor in or near Dallington. [1] The name is derived from the Old English words hoesel + denu, which mean "Hazel" + "valley." [2] Hazleton Abbey was an abbey in Gloucestershire.

Important Dates for the Heselton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heselton research. Another 66 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heselton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

Early Notables of the Heselton family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Heselton family to Ireland

Some of the Heselton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Heselton family

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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Heselton (post 1700)

  • John Walter Heselton (1900-1962), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1st District, 1945-59; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1952 [3]
  • Frank R. Heselton, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 37th District, 1970 [3]

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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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