The surname Hessner is derived from the Germanic tribe of the Hessians.
Early Origins of the Hessner family
The surname Hessner was first found in Austria
, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Hessner family
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Hessner Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Hess, Hesse, Esse, Hessel, Hesselin, Hesso, Hesler and many more.
Early Notables of the Hessner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hessner family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Catharine Hess, who is on record in New York city in 1709; Abraham Hess, who came to Jamaica in 1728; along with his wife Anna and their two sons, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1730.