The ancestry of the name Haptonstall dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the township of Heptonstall, which was in the parish of Halifax in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The surname Haptonstall belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The Battle of Heptonstall in 1643 at Hebden Bridge and Heptonstall during the English civil war was a Royalist victory over the Parliamentarians.
Early Origins of the Haptonstall family
The surname Haptonstall was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Haptonstall family
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Haptonstall Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Haptonstall have been found, including Hepenstal, Heponstall, Heptonstall, Hepponstall, Heptinstall, Hepinstall, Heppenstal and many more.
Early Notables of the Haptonstall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haptonstall family to Ireland
Some of the Haptonstall family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 123 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Haptonstall family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Haptonstall, or a variant listed above: Robert Hempenstall, who came to Boston sometime between 1620 and 1650; William Hempenstall, who settled in Quebec sometime between 1819 and 1825; Richard Hepinstall, who arrived in New York, NY in 1823.
The Haptonstall 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: Virescrit vulnere virtus
Motto Translation: Her virtue flourishes by her wound.