Hansloh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Hansloh is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hansloh family once lived in the settlement of Onslow in the county of Shropshire. The surname Hansloh belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Hansloh family

The surname Hansloh was first found in Shropshire at Onslow, where the family went "as far back as the time of Richard I., and probably much earlier. The first recorded ancestor is John de Ondeslowe, whose grandson, Waring, was father of 'Roger de Ondelsowe, juxta Shresbury,' whose son Thomas was living in the twelve [year] of Edward II, 1318." [1]

Early History of the Hansloh family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hansloh research. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1571, 1641, 1660, 1801, 1601, 1664, 1628, 1664, 1622, 1688, 1641, 1685, 1642, 1721, 1654, 1717, 1708, 1710, 1714 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Hansloh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hansloh Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hansloh family name include Onslow, Onsley and others.

Early Notables of the Hansloh family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Richard Onslow (1601-1664), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1628 and 1664, he fought on the Parliamentary side during the English Civil War; and his second son, Sir Arthur Onslow, 1st Baronet (1622-1688), an English politician who...
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hansloh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hansloh family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hansloh surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Charles Onslow settled in New York State in 1728.



The Hansloh Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Festina lente
Motto Translation: Be quick without impetuosity.


  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.


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