The rich and ancient history of the Heskan family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes from the name Os,
which is a short form for several personal names, including Osgod, Osbeorn,
is supplemented by the common diminutive suffix -kin.
Early Origins of the Heskan family
The surname Heskan was first found in Herefordshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Heskan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heskan research.Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1566, 1638, 1694, 1764, 1609, 1680, 1640, 1654, 1646, 1648, 1634, 1705, 1682, 1683, 1675, 1711, 1677, 1767, 1717, 1722 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Heskan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Heskan Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Heskan have been found, including Hoskins, Hoskin, Hosken, Hoskyne, Hoskyns, Haskin, Haskins, Hasken, Haskyne and many more.
Early Notables of the Heskan family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Serjeant John Hoskins (1566-1638), who was an English poet, scholar of Greek, and politician; Jane Fenn Hoskens (1694-1764), English author and early immigrant to America; Sir Bennet Hoskyns, 1st Baronet
(1609 - 1680) was an English politician, Member of Parliament for Wendover in... Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heskan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Heskan family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Heskan, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Bartholomew Hoskins settled in Virginia in 1626; John Hoskins and his family settled in Nantasket in 1630; Nicholas Hoskins and his family settled in Virginia in 1623.
The Heskan 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: Finem respice
Motto Translation: Consider the end