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Heston Early Origins



The surname Heston 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. " [1]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.

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Heston Spelling Variations


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Heston Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Heston has been recorded under many different variations, including Heston, Hesdon, Hesdin, Hestin, Histon, Histin and others.

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Heston Early History


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Heston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heston research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Heston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heston Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Heston or a variant listed above:

Heston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W. C. Heston, aged 60, who arrived in America, in 1892

Heston Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frederick Heston, aged 29, who arrived in America from Leicester, England, in 1907
  • Delia Heston, aged 18, who arrived in America from Westport, Ireland, in 1908
  • Patrick Heston, aged 25, who arrived in America from Geesala, Ireland, in 1909
  • Samuel Heston, aged 56, who arrived in America, in 1912
  • Cecily Menna Heston, aged 34, who arrived in America from Bedford, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heston (post 1700)



  • Charlton Heston (1923-2008), born John Charles Carter, one of the legendary figures of American cinema and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • William M. Heston, American politician, Candidate for Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1941
  • Thomas M. Heston, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 6th District, 1860-61
  • Alan Heston, American economist who received the American Economics Association Distinguished Fellow Citation in 1998
  • Fraser Clarke Heston (b. 1955), American film producer, director, writer and son of Charlton Heston
  • Steve Heston Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business
  • Warren Heston Ph.D., of the Lerner Research Institute

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Heston Historic Events


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Heston Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Patrick Heston, English Fireman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Heston Family Crest Products


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Heston Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  11. ...

The Heston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heston 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.

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