Häslin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Häslin reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Häslin family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Häslin family lived in Huntingdon. The name is also derived from the ancient baptismal name Ansell. That name is derived from the Germanic elements ans, meaning god, and helm, meaning protection or helmet. It derived some popularity from the fact that it was borne by a number of famous medieval churchmen. Notably, St. Anselm (c.1033-1109), the Benedictine monk was known as "the father of Scholasticism."
Early Origins of the Häslin family
The surname Häslin was first found in Nottinghamshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Important Dates for the Häslin family
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Häslin Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Häslin include Aslin, Aslen, Aslan, Asslin, Aslein, Ascelin, Asselin, Asselyn, Astlen, Aslyn, Asling and many more.
Early Notables of the Häslin family (pre 1700)
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Häslin migration to the United States
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Häslins to arrive on North American shores:
Häslin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Henry Haslin, aged 23, who landed in New York in 1862 
Contemporary Notables of the name Häslin (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Häslin family
- Mr. James Haslin (d. 1912), aged 45, English Trimmer from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking 
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