The name Azwell belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their having lived in the settlement of Haswell in Hertfordshire
. The surname Azwell may have also been applied to someone who lived by a spring in a grove of hazel trees.
Early Origins of the Azwell family
The surname Azwell was first found in Durham
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Azwell family
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Azwell Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Azwell include Haswell, Hasswell, Hastwell and others.
Early Notables of the Azwell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Azwell family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Azwell were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Thomas Haswell settled in Nevis in 1663; William Haswell settled in Charleston in 1820; John and Mary Hastwell settled in New York State in 1774 with their children, Arthur, Betty, Edward, Isabella, John, Joseph, Margaret, Mary, Richard, Robert and Thomas..