The surname Heslin comes from the Irish Gaelic "O hEisleanain," which was often anglicized as O'Heslenane before it became shortened to O'Heslin. The modern Gaelic-Irish version is "O hEislin."
Early Origins of the Heslin family
The surname Heslin was first found in the ancient territory of Breffny, which was comprised of the present day counties of Fermanagh and Leitrim.
Important Dates for the Heslin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heslin research. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1629 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Heslin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Heslin Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Heslin, O'Heslin, O'Heslenan, O'Hislenane and many more.
Early Notables of the Heslin family (pre 1700)
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Heslin migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Heslin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Elizabeth Heslin, who settled in Virginia between 1772 and 1775
Heslin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
A Heslin, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845 
Maria Heslin, who settled in New York State in 1846
Patrick Heslin and his family, who immigrated to New York in 1846
James Heslin, who died in Massachusetts in 1847
Thomas Heslin, who was naturalized in Indiana between 1850 and 1854
Contemporary Notables of the name Heslin (post 1700)
Pat Heslin, American manager of the Department of German at Princeton University
Mindy Heslin, American film and television director, writer, and producer
Dennis A. Heslin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1944 
Thomas Heslin (1847-1911), Irish-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Natchez (1889 until his death)
John Heslin (b. 1992), Irish Gaelic footballer for Westmeath
Peter Heslin Ph.D., Professor in the Dept. of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Durham
Jo-Ann Heslin, well-published nutrition expert
^ 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)
^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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