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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.

Haptonstall Early Origins



The surname Haptonstall was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Haptonstall Spelling Variations


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Haptonstall Spelling Variations



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.

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Haptonstall Early History


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Haptonstall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haptonstall research. Another 473 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1296, 1500, 1558, and 1668 are included under the topic Early Haptonstall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Haptonstall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Haptonstall Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Haptonstall In Ireland


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Haptonstall In 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.

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The Great Migration



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.

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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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Haptonstall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Haptonstall Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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