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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Heslam is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the village of Haslam, in the county of Lancashire. This place-name was originally derived from the Old English word haesel-hamm, which simply refers to a hazel-wood farm.

Heslam Early Origins



The surname Heslam was first found in Derbyshire where they seated from very ancient times, some say, before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066.

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Heslam Spelling Variations


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Heslam Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Heslam has been spelled many different ways, including Haslam, Hasslam, Haselham, Hasselham, Hasleham and many more.

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Heslam Early History


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Heslam Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heslam research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1590 and 1818 are included under the topic Early Heslam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heslam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heslam Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Heslam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heslam In Ireland


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Heslam In Ireland



Some of the Heslam family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Heslams to arrive in North America:

Heslam Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mabel A. Heslam, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heslam (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heslam (post 1700)



  • Jessica Heslam (b. 1972), Canadian-born, American news columnist for the Boston Herald

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Heslam Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 25 November 2012 at 09:35.

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