Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Hasswell is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the settlement of Haswell in Hertfordshire
. The surname Hasswell may have also been applied to someone who lived by a spring in a grove of hazel trees.
Early Origins of the Hasswell family
The surname Hasswell 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 Hasswell family
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Hasswell Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hasswell has been spelled many different ways, including Haswell, Hasswell, Hastwell and others.
Early Notables of the Hasswell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hasswell family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hasswells to arrive in North America: 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..