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The ancestors of the name Heslip date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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 Heslip 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.

Heslip Early Origins



The surname Heslip 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.

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Heslip Spelling Variations


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Heslip Spelling Variations



Heslip has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Heaslip, Hislop, Haslop, Haslip, Heslep, Hyslop and many more.

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Heslip Early History


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Heslip Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heslip research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1349, 1366, and 1455 are included under the topic Early Heslip History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heslip Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heslip Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Heslip In Ireland


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Heslip In Ireland



Some of the Heslip 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Heslips to arrive on North American shores:

Heslip Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Heslip, who arrived in Virginia in 1712

Heslip Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Heslip, aged 19, a ploughman, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arawa" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heslip (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heslip (post 1700)



  • Emory P. Heslip, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Laurel, Maryland, 1918-23 (acting, 1918)
  • Herbert Heslip (1913-1992), Northern Irish politician with the Ulster Unionist Party

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. 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).
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    The Heslip Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heslip 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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