as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hanville research.Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1106, 1432, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Hanville History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hanville has been spelled many different ways, including Handville, Hanville, Anville, Andville, Anvil, Anvill, Handvile, Handfill and many more.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hanvilles to arrive in North America:
Hanville Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jane Hanville, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Caribbie" from West Indies CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6R4-Q61 : 6 December 2014), Jane Hanville, 10 Jun 1892; citing departure port West Indies, arrival port New York, ship name Caribbie, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Gaston Hanville, aged 33, who arrived in New York City in 1894 aboard the ship "La Normandie" from Havre, France CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX9X-KJW : 6 December 2014), Gaston Hanville, 02 Jul 1894; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York City, ship name La Normandie, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).