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The ancestors of the name Axel date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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 Axel belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Axel Early Origins



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

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Axel Spelling Variations


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Axel Spelling Variations



Axel has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Haxcel, Axel, Axcel, Axall, Haukewell, Haukeswell, Haxhulle, Haxsall, Haxwell and many more.

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Axel Early History


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Axel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Axel research. Another 349 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1404, 1524, 1712, 1762 and 1400 are included under the topic Early Axel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Axel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Axel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Axel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Axels to arrive on North American shores:

Axel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hirsch Axel, aged 27, who settled in America from Kamen, in 1904
  • Judel Axel, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Alexander Axel, aged 24, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1907
  • David Axel, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Fred Axel, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Axel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Axel (post 1700)



  • Richard Axel (b. 1946), American neuroscientist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2004
  • Krister Axel (b. 1974), American songwriter and poet
  • Gabriel Morch Axel (1918-2014), Danish film director

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    11. ...

    The Axel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Axel Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 May 2014 at 09:04.

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