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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Hislop come from when the family resided in a valley noted for having many hazel trees. This name belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees. The surname Hislop is derived from the Old English word hæsel and the Old Norse word hesli, which both mean hazel, and from the Old English word hop, which refers to a valley or a hollow between two hills.

Hislop Early Origins



The surname Hislop was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hislop Spelling Variations


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Hislop 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. Hislop has been recorded under many different variations, including Heaslip, Hislop, Haslop, Haslip, Heslep, Hyslop and many more.

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Hislop Early History


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Hislop Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hislop research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1349, 1366, and 1455 are included under the topic Early Hislop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hislop Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hislop Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hislop In Ireland


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Hislop In Ireland



Some of the Hislop family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 Hislop or a variant listed above:

Hislop Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ebenezer Hislop, who arrived in Phildelphia in 1844

Hislop Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert Hislop, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Favourite" in 1815
  • James Hislop, aged 8, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Favourite" in 1815
  • Mary Hislop, aged 6, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Favourite" in 1815
  • Diana Hislop, aged 32, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Favourite" in 1815
  • John Hislop, aged 4, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Favourite" in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hislop Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James John Henry Hislop (1825-1909) was a convict transported to Western Australia, who became a teacher upon his release
  • Elizabeth Hislop, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hislop (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hislop (post 1700)



  • James John Henry Hislop (1825-1909), English convict transported to Western Australia who after his time served became the first ex-convict in Western Australia to be appointed a teacher
  • Victoria Hislop (b. 1959), English author from Bromley, Kent
  • Neil Shaka Hislop CM (b. 1969), English former football goalkeeper from Hackney, London
  • The Reverend Stephen Hislop (1817-1863), Scottish missionary to India
  • Thomas Charles Atkinson Hislop (1888-1965), New Zealand politician, Mayor of Wellington (1931-1944), son of Thomas William Hislop
  • Joseph Hislop (1884-1977), Scottish lyric tenor, recipient of the Literis et Artibus (1922), the Order of Vasa (1929) and the Order of the Dannebrog in 1926
  • James Donald Hislop (b. 1954), Canadian retired professional ice hockey forward
  • Alex "Max" Hislop (b. 1895), Australian rules footballer
  • Makan Hislop (b. 1985), Trinidad and Tobago footballer who has made 21 appearances for the Trinidad and Tobago national football team
  • Tom Hislop (b. 1988), Australian rules footballer from Burnie, Tasmania
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Hislop Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hislop 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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