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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

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Hesketh Family Origin

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Hesketh Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • House Painter

    14%
  • Cabenet Maker

    7%
  • Machinist - R.R.

    7%

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

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Hesketh Historical Records

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Hesketh Life Expectancy

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