The ancestors of the name Hasswel date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the settlement of Haswell in Hertfordshire
. The surname Hasswel may have also been applied to someone who lived by a spring in a grove of hazel trees.
Early Origins of the Hasswel family
The surname Hasswel 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 Hasswel family
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Hasswel Spelling Variations
Hasswel has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Hasswel have been found, including Haswell, Hasswell, Hastwell and others.
Early Notables of the Hasswel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hasswel family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hasswels to arrive on North American shores: 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..