The name Haxsall is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the 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 Haxsall 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 Haxsall family
The surname Haxsall was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Haxsall family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haxsall research.Another 349 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1404, 1524, 1712, 1762 and 1400 are included under the topic Early Haxsall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Haxsall Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Haxsall has been spelled many different ways, including Haxcel, Axel, Axcel, Axall, Haukewell, Haukeswell, Haxhulle, Haxsall, Haxwell and many more.
Early Notables of the Haxsall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haxsall family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Haxsalls to arrive in North America: Humfry Axall, who sailed to New England
in 1678; and Thomas Axall to America in 1769.