The ancient roots of the Hesselden family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Hesselden comes from when the family lived in one of a variety of similarly-named places. The settlement of Heselden is in Durham
, while Haselden is in Sussex
. Haslingden is in Lancashire
, Hazeldon Farm is in Wiltshire
, and Hazelton is in Gloucestershire
. The surname Hesselden belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Hesselden family
The surname Hesselden was first found in Sussex
at ancient manor in or near Dallington. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The name is derived from the Old English words hoesel + denu, which mean "Hazel" + "valley." CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
Hazleton Abbey was an abbey in Gloucestershire.
Early History of the Hesselden family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hesselden research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hesselden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hesselden Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Hesselden has appeared include Hazeltine, Hazelton, Hazletine, Hasleden, Hazleton, Haseltine, Haselton, Hasletine, Haslett, Aseltine and many more.
Early Notables of the Hesselden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hesselden family to Ireland
Some of the Hesselden family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 71 words (5 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 Hesselden family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hesselden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Samuel Hesselden, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880
The Hesselden 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: Pro aris et focis
Motto Translation: For our altars and our homes