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

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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.

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


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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

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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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  • Robert W. Hesson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1916
  • 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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
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