Hasfal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Hasfal comes from when the family resided near a stable or horse pasture. The surname is derived from the Old English words hors, which means horse, and falod, which means enclosure or field. Hasfal may have also been given as an occupational surname to someone who worked at such a place.
Early Origins of the Hasfal family
The surname Hasfal was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hasfal family
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Hasfal Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hasfal include Horsfield, Horsefield, Horsford, Horseford and many more.
Early Notables of the Hasfal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hasfal family to Ireland
Some of the Hasfal family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hasfal family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Joseph and Luke Horsefield settled in Maryland in 1774; William Horseford settled in Boston in 1633; John and Mary Horseford settled in New York in 1822..
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