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Heskyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Heskyn family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from the name Os, which is a short form for several personal names, including Osgod, Osbeorn, and Osmær.Os is supplemented by the common diminutive suffix -kin.

Early Origins of the Heskyn family


The surname Heskyn 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 Heskyn family


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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 Heskyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Heskyn Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Heskyn include Hoskins, Hoskin, Hosken, Hoskyne, Hoskyns, Haskin, Haskins, Hasken, Haskyne and many more.

Early Notables of the Heskyn 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...
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Migration of the Heskyn family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Heskyn were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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 Heskyn 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


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