Hanslope is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the parish of Hanslope, in the county of Buckinghamshire.
Early Origins of the Hanslope family
The surname Hanslope was first found in Buckinghamshire
, where the family held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Hanslope family
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Hanslope 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 Hanslope family name include Hanslip, Hanslape, Handslip, Hamslape, Haislip and others.
Early Notables of the Hanslope family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hanslope family to the New World and Oceana
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 Hanslope surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Henry Hanslip, who sailed to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1880.