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.
Early History of the Axall family
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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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Migration of the Axall family to the New World and Oceana
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
Historic Events for the Axall family
- Mr. William Axall, British Cook, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html