name Haxsal comes from the family having resided 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 Haxsal 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 Haxsal family
The surname Haxsal was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Haxsal family
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Haxsal Spelling Variations
Haxsal has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Haxcel, Axel, Axcel, Axall, Haukewell, Haukeswell, Haxhulle, Haxsall, Haxwell and many more.
Early Notables of the Haxsal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haxsal family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Haxsals to arrive on North American shores: Humfry Axall, who sailed to New England
in 1678; and Thomas Axall to America in 1769.