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Hassall Early Origins



The surname Hassall was first found in Cheshire at Hassall, a village and civil parish in the Borough of Cheshire East which dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Etshale as land held by William Malbank. At that time it was part of the Middlewich Hundred and was land enough for two ploughs. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The place name literally means "the witch's nook of land" derived from the Old English haegtesse + halh. By the 13th century, the place name had evolved to be spelt Hatishale. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Hassall Hall is a former manor house to the east of the village and dates from the 17th century. It was upgraded in the 19th century and has since been divided into two houses. Today, the buildings are designated by the English Heritage as a Grade II listed buildings. Hassall Green is a village in the civil parish of Betchton, near Hassall.

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Hassall Spelling Variations


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Hassall Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Hassall, Hassel, Hassell, Hasell, Hasel, Hassal, Hassul and many more.

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Hassall Early History


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Hassall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hassall research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1045 and 105. are included under the topic Early Hassall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hassall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hassall Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hassall 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Hassall name or one of its variants:

Hassall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Hassall, who came to Virginia in 1653
  • Jon Hassall, who was on record in Virginia in 1653
  • John Hassall who settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Jon Hassall, who landed in Virginia in 1653

Hassall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Hassall, who arrived in America in 1808
  • James Hassall, who was recorded as a British Alien in the United States during the War of 1812
  • Annette Hassall, aged 39, who settled in America, in 1895

Hassall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Albert Hassall, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • John Hassall, aged 18, who settled in America from Dosthell, Tamworth, in 1906
  • John Hassall, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1906
  • Frank Hassall, aged 22, who landed in America from Nottingham, England, in 1911
  • Gertrude Hassall, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Crewe, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hassall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hassall (post 1700)



  • William R. Hassall, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Follansbee, West Virginia, 1933-34
  • Charles "Charlie" Hassall (b. 1863), English footballer
  • Thomas Henry Hassall (1840-1920), English-born, Australian politician elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 1886
  • John Hassall (1868-1948), English illustrator, father of Christopher and Joan Hassell, member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and the Royal Society of Miniature Painters (1901)
  • Joan Hassall OBE (1906-1988), English wood engraver and book illustrator, the first lady Master of the Art Workers Guild (1972)
  • Christopher Vernon Hassall (1912-1963), English actor, dramatist, librettist, lyricist and poet, recipient of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (1959)
  • Harold William Hassall (b. 1929), English former professional footballer from Bolton
  • John Cory Hassall (b. 1981), English musician and bassist for The Libertines
  • Arthur Hill Hassall (1817-1894), British physician, chemist and microscopist, known for his work in public health and food safety, eponym of Hassall's corpuscles and Hassall-Henle bodies
  • Eliza Marsden Hassall (1834-1917), Australian daughter of an Thomas Hassell, and a philanthropist
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

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  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. 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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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The Hassall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hassall 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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