The lineage of the name Hasswall begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the settlement of Haswell in Hertfordshire
. The surname Hasswall may have also been applied to someone who lived by a spring in a grove of hazel trees.
Early Origins of the Hasswall family
The surname Hasswall was first found in Durham
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 Hasswall family
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Hasswall Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hasswall has undergone many spelling variations
, including Haswell, Hasswell, Hastwell and others.
Early Notables of the Hasswall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hasswall family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. 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 Hasswall were among those contributors: Thomas Haswell settled in Nevis in 1663; William Haswell settled in Charleston in 1820; John and Mary Hastwell settled in New York State in 1774 with their children, Arthur, Betty, Edward, Isabella, John, Joseph, Margaret, Mary, Richard, Robert and Thomas..