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The ancestors of the name Hansforth date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the township of Handforth, in the parish of Cheadle in the county of Cheshire.

Hansforth Early Origins



The surname Hansforth was first found in Cheshire 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.

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Hansforth Early History


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Hansforth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hansforth research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 123 and 1230 are included under the topic Early Hansforth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hansforth Spelling Variations


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Hansforth Spelling Variations



Hansforth has been spelled many different ways. 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. Many variations of the name Hansforth have been found, including Handford, Hanford and others.

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Hansforth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hansforth Early Notables (pre 1700)



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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 Hansforths to arrive on North American shores: Thomas Handford settled in Scituate in Massachusetts in 1645; and became a Freeman of that colony; Jane, Martha and Richard Handford settled in New England in 1754..

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