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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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  • 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
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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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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