Hesketh Family History

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Hesketh Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from places in Lancashire and North Yorkshire called Hesketh, or from Hesket in Cumbria, all named from Old Norse hestr ‘horse’, ‘stallion’ + skeið ‘racecourse’. The ancient Scandinavians were fond of horse-racing and horse-fighting, and introduced both pastimes to England.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Heskett, Nesseth, Helseth, Hassett, Greseth, Baskett, Hessey, Hereth

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Hesketh Family Origin

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Hesketh Family Occupations

What did your Hesketh ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, House Painter and Cabenet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hesketh. A less common occupation for the Hesketh family was Machinist - R.R.. The most common Hesketh occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Hesketh's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • House Painter

  • Cabenet Maker

  • Machinist - R.R.


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Hesketh Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Hesketh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hesketh census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hesketh. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Hesketh. For the veterans among your Hesketh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hesketh Life Expectancy

What is the average Hesketh lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hesketh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hesketh in 1957 was 65, and 75 in 2004.

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