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The Hessey name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the village and township of Hessay, which is in the parish of Moor Monkton in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Hessey belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Hessey Early Origins



The surname Hessey was first found in West Yorkshire at Hessay, a village and civil parish that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was first listed as Hesdesai. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
By the 12th century, the place name had evolved to Heslesaia and literally meant "marshland or island where hazels grow," from the Old English words "haesel" + "sae" + "eg." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Hessey Spelling Variations


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Hessey 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 Hessey has undergone many spelling variations, including Hessey, Hessy, Hessay, Hesee, Hesey and others.

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Hessey Early History


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Hessey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hessey research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1272, 1307, 1273 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Hessey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hessey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hessey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hessey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Hessey were among those contributors:

Hessey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cornelius Hessey, who arrived in New York in 1801
  • Daniel Hessey, who sailed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1840

Hessey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Hessey, aged 42, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"
  • Fanny Hessey, aged 16, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hessey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hessey (post 1700)



  • Sean Hessey (b. 1978), English professional footballer
  • Ruth Hessey, Australian actress and film critic

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Hessey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hessey 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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