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Hexte Early Origins



The surname Hexte was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held a family seat in Kingston in that shire.

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Hexte Spelling Variations


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Hexte Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hexte have been found, including Hexte, Hext, Heckst, Hekst, Exte, Ext, Eckst and others.

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Hexte Early History


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Hexte Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hexte research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1091, 1399, 1538, 1327, 1455, 1487, 1600, 1665, 1631 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Hexte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hexte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hexte Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hexte 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hexte, or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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