The ancestors of the name Hawxwel date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hawxwel 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 Hawxwel 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 Hawxwel family
The surname Hawxwel was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Hawxwel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hawxwel research.Another 349 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1404, 1524, 1712, 1762 and 1400 are included under the topic Early Hawxwel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hawxwel Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Hawxwel are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hawxwel include: Haxcel, Axel, Axcel, Axall, Haukewell, Haukeswell, Haxhulle, Haxsall, Haxwell and many more.
Early Notables of the Hawxwel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hawxwel family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hawxwel or a variant listed above: Humfry Axall, who sailed to New England
in 1678; and Thomas Axall to America in 1769.