Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the settlement of Hackinsall in Lancashire, in Hauxwell in the North Riding of Yorkshire, or in a now-lost place called Hawkeswell in Sevington in Kent. The surname Haukeswel belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Haukeswel family
Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Haukeswel family
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Haukeswel 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 Haukeswel have been found, including Haxcel, Axel, Axcel, Axall, Haukewell, Haukeswell, Haxhulle, Haxsall, Haxwell and many more.
Early Notables of the Haukeswel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haukeswel 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 Haukeswel, or a variant listed above: Humfry Axall, who sailed to New England in 1678; and Thomas Axall to America in 1769.
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