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The lineage of the name Hesketh begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the settlement of Hesket in Cumberland or in either of the places called Hesketh in Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Hesketh belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Hesketh Early Origins



The surname Hesketh was first found in Lancashire where "in the year 1275, the 4th of Edward I., Sir William Heskayte, Knight, married the co-heiress of Fytton, and thus became possessed of Rufford, which has since remained the inheritance of this ancient family." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Hesketh of Gwyrch Castle, Denbighshire claim descent from the Heskeths of Rossel, Lancashire who in turn claim descent from the original branch in Rufford. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Rufford Old Hall, in Rufford, Lancashire built about 1530 for Sir Robert Hesketh is today a National Trust property. It is believed that the property's Great Hall was in 1580, host of works by Shakespeare as one teacher noted "wilim Shakeshaft nowe dwellynge with me." Rufford New Hall is a former country house built by Sir Robert Hesketh in 1760. The township of Shevington in Lancashire was home to the family since early times. "Before the general introduction of dates in the conveyance of landed property, a family existed denominating themselves from this township. The family of Hesketh have possessed property here for several ages, and have been considered as lords of the manor. In the township are a number of ancient mansions: the old Hall or manor-house, the property of the Heskeths, is of the date 1653." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Hesketh Spelling Variations


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Hesketh Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hesketh has undergone many spelling variations, including Hesketh, Hascoit, Haskett, Hesket, Heskett, Heskit, Heskitt and many more.

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Hesketh Early History


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Hesketh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hesketh research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1330, 1539, 1588, 1563, 1653, 1597, 1598 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Hesketh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hesketh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hesketh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir Robert Hesketh, of Rufford (died 1539), knighted by Henry VIII for his valour in France; and his son, Sir Thomas Hesketh (died 1588), High Sheriff of Lancashire in 1563; and his son, Robert...

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hesketh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hesketh were among those contributors:

Hesketh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Hesketh, who landed in Maryland in 1725
  • William Hesketh settled in New England in 1750
  • George Hesketh, who arrived in America in 1760-1763

Hesketh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Hesketh arrived in Philadelphia in 1873

Hesketh Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • H. Hesketh arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella" in 1837 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ISABELLA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Isabella.gif

Hesketh Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Hesketh landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1839 aboard the ship Success
  • Henry Hesketh arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Success" in 1839
  • James Hesketh arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred The Great" in 1859

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hesketh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hesketh (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General William Hesketh (1895-1986), American Commandant Anti-Aircraft Replacement Training Center at Camp Stewart (1944-1945)
  • Robert B. Hesketh, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1916
  • Frederick Fermor- Hesketh (1916-1955), 2nd Baron Hesketh, English peer
  • Sir Thomas Fermor- Hesketh (1881-1944), 8th Baronet of Rufford, English peer
  • Sir Thomas George Fermor- Hesketh (1849-1924), 7th Baronet of Rufford, English peer
  • Sir Thomas Henry Fermor- Hesketh (1847-1876), 6th Baronet of Rufford, English peer
  • Sir Thomas George Hesketh (1825-1872), 5th Baronet of Rufford, English peer
  • Sir Thomas Henry Hesketh (1799-1843), 4th Baronet of Rufford, English peer
  • Sir Thomas Dalrymple Hesketh (1777-1842), 3rd Baronet of Rufford, English peer
  • Sir Robert Hesketh (1728-1798), 2nd Baronet of Rufford, English peer
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hesketh Historic Events


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Hesketh Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Alfred W. Hesketh, Canadian 3rd Class passenger from Welland, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. John Henry Hesketh (d. 1912), aged 33, English Assistant Second Engineer from Kirkdale, Lancashire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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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: Quod tibi, hoc alteri
Motto Translation: Do unto others what you would want done to yourself.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ISABELLA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Isabella.gif

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  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  11. ...

The Hesketh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hesketh 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.

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