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.
Early Origins of the Harsell family
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.
Early History of the Harsell family
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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.
Early Notables of the Harsell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harsell family to the New World and Oceana
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
Harsell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Harsell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Harsell Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Harsell (post 1700)
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