The ancestry of the name Handslip dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the parish of Hanslope, in the county of Buckinghamshire.
Early Origins of the Handslip family
The surname Handslip was first found in Buckinghamshire
, where the family held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Handslip family
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Handslip 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 Handslip have been found, including Hanslip, Hanslape, Handslip, Hamslape, Haislip and others.
Early Notables of the Handslip family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Handslip 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 Handslip, or a variant listed above: Henry Hanslip, who sailed to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1880.