name Hessewall comes from when the family resided in the settlement of Haswell in Hertfordshire
. The surname Hessewall may have also been applied to someone who lived by a spring in a grove of hazel trees.
Early Origins of the Hessewall family
The surname Hessewall was first found in Durham
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hessewall family
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Hessewall Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hessewall has been recorded under many different variations, including Haswell, Hasswell, Hastwell and others.
Early Notables of the Hessewall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hessewall family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hessewall or a variant listed above: Thomas Haswell settled in Nevis in 1663; William Haswell settled in Charleston in 1820; John and Mary Hastwell settled in New York State in 1774 with their children, Arthur, Betty, Edward, Isabella, John, Joseph, Margaret, Mary, Richard, Robert and Thomas..