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The name Harsell was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Harsell family lived in Cheshire. This name however, is a topographical reference indicating that the original bearer lived in close proximity to a hazel tree or grove.

Harsell Early Origins



The surname Harsell was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. They were descended from Halsewell or De Halsewell from Normandy.

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Harsell Spelling Variations


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Harsell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Harsell have been found, including Halsewell, Halswell, Harsewell, Harswell, Hazel, Hazell, Hassal, Hassel, Hassall and many more.

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Harsell Early History


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Harsell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harsell research. Another 329 words (24 lines of text) covering the year 1628 is included under the topic Early Harsell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harsell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harsell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Harsell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Harsell were among those contributors:

Harsell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Harsell, who landed in Virginia in 1705

Harsell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bertie Harsell, aged 5, who landed in America from London, in 1892
  • Ella L. Harsell, aged 29, who settled in America from London, in 1892
  • Grace Harsell, aged 2, who landed in America from London, in 1892

Harsell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jeanette Harsell, aged 29, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Norman Harsell, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Henry Harsell, aged 58, who emigrated to the United States from Stockton, England, in 1919

Harsell Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Albert Harsell, aged 38, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1918

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harsell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harsell (post 1700)



  • William Harsell, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1838

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. 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. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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    The Harsell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Harsell 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 October 2015 at 14:46.

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