The ancestors of the Hawkeswell surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they 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 Hawkeswell 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 Hawkeswell family
The surname Hawkeswell was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Hawkeswell family
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Hawkeswell 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 Hawkeswell include Haxcel, Axel, Axcel, Axall, Haukewell, Haukeswell, Haxhulle, Haxsall, Haxwell and many more.
Early Notables of the Hawkeswell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hawkeswell 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: Humfry Axall, who sailed to New England
in 1678; and Thomas Axall to America in 1769.