The ancestors of the Hasthwell surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in the settlement of Haswell in Hertfordshire
. The surname Hasthwell may have also been applied to someone who lived by a spring in a grove of hazel trees.
Early Origins of the Hasthwell family
The surname Hasthwell 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 Hasthwell family
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Hasthwell 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 Hasthwell include Haswell, Hasswell, Hastwell and others.
Early Notables of the Hasthwell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hasthwell family to the New World and Oceana
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: 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..