Axall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Axall first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the settlement of Hackinsall in Lancashire, in Hauxwell in the North Riding of Yorkshire, or in a now-lost place called Hawkeswell in Sevington in Kent. The surname Axall belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Axall family

The surname Axall was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Axall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Axall research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1404, 1524, 1712, 1762 and 1400 are included under the topic Early Axall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Axall Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Axall has appeared include Haxcel, Axel, Axcel, Axall, Haukewell, Haukeswell, Haxhulle, Haxsall, Haxwell and many more.

Early Notables of the Axall family (pre 1700)

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Axall migration to the United States

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Axall arrived in North America very early:

Axall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Humfry Axall, who sailed to New England in 1678
Axall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Axall to America in 1769

Contemporary Notables of the name Axall (post 1700)

    Historic Events for the Axall family

    HMS Prince of Wales
    • Mr. William Axall, British Cook, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [1]

    Citations

    1. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
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