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The surname Hesson is derived from the Germanic tribe of the Hessians.

Early Origins of the Hesson family

The surname Hesson 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 Hesson family

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Hesson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hess, Hesse, Esse, Hessel, Hesselin, Hesso, Hesler, Hesner and many more.

Early Notables of the Hesson family

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Hesson Ranking

In the United States, the name Hesson is the 9,232nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Hesson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hesson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Denis Hesson, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877 [2]
  • Dennis Hesson, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877 [2]

Australia Hesson migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hesson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Hesson, English convict who was convicted in Derby, Derbyshire, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Barossa" on 9th May 1844, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hesson (post 1700) +

  • Robert W. Hesson, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1916 [4]
  • Samuel Rollin Hesson (1829-1915), Irish-born, Canadian merchant and politician in Ontario who represented Perth North in the Canadian House of Commons (1878 to 1891)
  • Mike Hesson (b. 1974), New Zealand current head coach of the New Zealand National cricket team, former coach of the Argentine National cricket team

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  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th September 2020). Retrieved from
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from on Facebook