The name Hesseltine is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when a 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 Hesseltine 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 Hesseltine family
The surname Hesseltine 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 Hesseltine family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hesseltine research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hesseltine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hesseltine Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hesseltine family name include Hazeltine, Hazelton, Hazletine, Hasleden, Hazleton, Haseltine, Haselton, Hasletine, Haslett, Aseltine and many more.
Early Notables of the Hesseltine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hesseltine family to Ireland
Some of the Hesseltine 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 Hesseltine family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hesseltine surname or a spelling variation of the name include : William Hassleton, who came to Barbados in 1679; William Hazledine settled in New England
in 1775; Charles Hazeltine settled in Philadelphia in 1774; John Hazelton settled in New York State in 1811.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hesseltine (post 1700)
- Freeman J. Hesseltine (b. 1861), American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Harrison County, 1907-12, 1921-22 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Hesseltine 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