Last name: HESKETH

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HESKETH : This last name is indexed 51,043 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HESKETH : English (Lancashire and Cheshire): habitational name from Hesketh (Lancashire) Hesketh Grange in Felixkirk (North Yorkshire) or Hesket in the Forest (Cumberland). The placenames derive from Old Norse hestr ‘horse stallion’ + skeith ‘course track race course’. The ancient Scandinavians were fond of horse-racing and horse-fighting and introduced both pastimes to England.

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