Hislop History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Hislop family

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.

Important Dates for the Hislop family

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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.

Early Notables of the Hislop family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hislop family to Ireland

Some of the Hislop family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hislop migration to the United States

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 migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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 migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

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]

Hislop migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hislop Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Hislop, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Jura" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd September 1858 [2]
  • Mrs. Margaret Hislop, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow with 8 family members aboard the ship "Jura" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd September 1858 [2]
  • Mr. J. Hislop, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Palmyra" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 19th February 1858 [3]
  • Mrs. Hislop, British settler travelling from London with 8 children aboard the ship "Palmyra" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 19th February 1858 [3]
  • Mr. W. Hislop, Sr., Scottish settler travelling from Clyde aboard the ship "Robert Henderson" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 5th October 1861 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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

  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
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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