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