Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the parish of Hanslope, in the county of Buckinghamshire.
Early Origins of the Hanslap family
Buckinghamshire, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Hanslap family
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Hanslap Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hanslap are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Hanslap include: Hanslip, Hanslape, Handslip, Hamslape, Haislip and others.
Early Notables of the Hanslap family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hanslap family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hanslap or a variant listed above:
Hanslap Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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