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Hessian History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Hessian came to England with the ancestors of the Hessian family in the Norman Conquest in 1066. The surname Hessian is for a door keeper to a king. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old French word l'ussier, meaning the door keeper. This job held considerable status, as it entailed knowing the rank and status of all those who would enter the King's chambers.


Early Origins of the Hessian family


The surname Hessian was first found in Durham where it is said they were descended from Richard de Neuville, the Admiral of Duke William's fleet, who was granted lands originally in Westmorland. His third son was entrusted with the defense of Bridgnorth in 1102.

Early History of the Hessian family


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Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1550, 1613, 1581, 1656, 1625, 1656, 1550, 1613, 1581, 1656, 1625, 1656, 1582 and 1629 are included under the topic Early Hessian History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hessian Spelling Variations


Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Usher, Ussher and others.

Early Notables of the Hessian family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Henry Ussher (c. 1550-1613), a founder of Trinity College, Dublin and Church of Ireland, Archbishop of Armagh; and James Ussher (Usher) (1581-1656), Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of...
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Migration of the Hessian family to Ireland


Some of the Hessian family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hessian family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Hessian or a variant listed above were: Ben Usher, who came to Virginia in 1623; John and William Usher, who arrived in Barbados in 1634; John Usher, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767.

Contemporary Notables of the name Hessian (post 1700)


  • John W. III Hessian, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Maryland State Senate District 13-C, 1970 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Historic Events for the Hessian family



Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Frederick  Hessian (1893-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Mrs. Mary  Hessian (1900-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance


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