The name Faxhall has a long Anglo-Saxon
heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the parish of Foxhale in the county of Suffolk
just miles from Ipswich.
Early Origins of the Faxhall family
The surname Faxhall was first found in Suffolk
at Foxhall, (Foxhale) which dates back to at least the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Foxehola and was about 15 acres in size located in the Hundred
of Carlford. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
By the late 1800s, the population had increased to about 200 inhabitants and was about 2,000 acres in size. Foxholes, a parish located in the East Riding of Yorkshire
was listed as Foxele, Foxhole and Foxohole in the Domesday Book
having derived from the Old English term "fox-hol" and literally meant "the fox holes, the fox's earth" CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
This parish is quite a bit bigger at about 4,210 acres in size.
Early History of the Faxhall family
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Faxhall Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Faxhall have been found, including Foxall, Foxhall, Foxall, Faxhall, Foxell and others.
Early Notables of the Faxhall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Faxhall family to Ireland
Some of the Faxhall family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Faxhall family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Faxhall, or a variant listed above: John Faxel settled in Texas in 1846; Ann and William Foxall settled in New York in 1842; Thomas Foxhale settled in Pennsylvania in 1813.