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Where did the German Hesson family come from? What is the German Hesson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hesson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hesson family history?

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

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

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hesson research. Another 283 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1416, 1584, 1764, 1790, 1791 and 1854 are included under the topic Early Hesson History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Hesson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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
  • Dennis Hesson, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877

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  • Mike Hesson (b. 1974), New Zealand current head coach of the New Zealand National cricket team, former coach of the Argentine National cricket team
  • 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)


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  2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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  6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
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The Hesson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hesson 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.

This page was last modified on 21 August 2013 at 07:41.

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