Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the settlement of Haswell in Hertfordshire. The surname Hastwell may have also been applied to someone who lived by a spring in a grove of hazel trees.
Early Origins of the Hastwell family
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 Hastwell family
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Hastwell Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hastwell have been found, including Haswell, Hasswell, Hastwell and others.
Early Notables of the Hastwell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hastwell family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hastwell, or a variant listed above:
Hastwell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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