Early Origins of the Hestin family
The surname Hestin was first found in west London at Heston, now a suburban area of the London Borough of Hounslow. The village is actually just north of Hounslow, and has been settled since Saxon times. The first record of the village was in c. 1125 when it was listed as Hestone and meant "farmstead among the brushwood. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
While it is generally believed that the surname originated in the area of this village in the year 1321 when William de Hewstone was listed as a merchant there, Histon, Cambridgeshire
was established over one hundred
years before the London village and was listed in the Domesday Book
of 1086 as Histone. More recently, the villages of Histon and Impington, Cambridgeshire
have grown so entwined that many of the villagers today do not know where one village ends and the other begins.
Early History of the Hestin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hestin research.Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Hestin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hestin Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hestin family name include Heston, Hesdon, Hesdin, Hestin, Histon, Histin and others.
Early Notables of the Hestin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hestin family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hestin surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Hestin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Eliza Hestin, who landed in Virginia in 1639 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)