The lineage of the name Heslep begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in a valley noted for having many hazel trees. This name belongs to the class of topographic
surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees. The surname Heslep is derived from the Old English word hæsel
and the Old Norse word hesli,
which both mean hazel, and from the Old English word hop,
which refers to a valley or a hollow between two hills.
Early Origins of the Heslep family
The surname Heslep was first found in Yorkshire
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 Heslep family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heslep research.Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1349, 1366, and 1455 are included under the topic Early Heslep History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Heslep 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 Heslep has undergone many spelling variations
, including Heaslip, Hislop, Haslop, Haslip, Heslep, Hyslop and many more.
Early Notables of the Heslep family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heslep family to Ireland
Some of the Heslep family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 112 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Heslep family to the New World and Oceana
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 Heslep were among those contributors:
Heslep Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Andrew Heslep, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Heslep (post 1700)
- W. Wayne Heslep, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1980 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html