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Hyslop is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hyslop family once lived 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 Hyslop 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.

Hyslop Early Origins



The surname Hyslop 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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Hyslop Spelling Variations


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Hyslop 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 Hyslop family name include Heaslip, Hislop, Haslop, Haslip, Heslep, Hyslop and many more.

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Hyslop Early History


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Hyslop Early History



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

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Hyslop Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hyslop Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hyslop In Ireland


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Hyslop In Ireland



Some of the Hyslop 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 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 Hyslop surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Hyslop Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Hyslop, who landed in New England in 1740

Hyslop Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Hyslop, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Helen Hyslop, who arrived in New York in 1851
  • J Hyslop, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Sam Hyslop, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hyslop (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hyslop (post 1700)



  • William D. Hyslop, American Republican politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, 1991-93; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 2004
  • Wade A. Hyslop Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1996
  • Robert Hyslop, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1916
  • John Hyslop, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 9th District, 1874
  • James Hervey Hyslop (1854-1920), American Professor of logic and ethics at Columbia University, who became a prominent psychical researcher
  • Tommy Hyslop (b. 1874), Scottish professional footballer
  • Ross Hyslop (b. 1991), Scottish professional football goalkeeper
  • Ricky Hyslop (1915-1998), Canadian violinist, conductor, composer, and arranger
  • Kirk Hyslop (b. 1889), Canadian architect
  • Kenny Hyslop (b. 1951), Scottish drummer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hyslop Historic Events


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Hyslop Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Patrick Hyslop, British Steward, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Hyslop Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 24 October 2016 at 21:15.

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