Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the settlement of Haswell in Hertfordshire. The surname Hesswell may have also been applied to someone who lived by a spring in a grove of hazel trees.
Early Origins of the Hesswell family
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 Hesswell family
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Hesswell Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Haswell, Hasswell, Hastwell and others.
Early Notables of the Hesswell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hesswell family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hesswell were among those contributors: 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..
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