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The name Horesfal has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the settlement of Horsfall in Todmorden in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The name Horesfal may have also been applied as an occupational surname to someone who worked at a stable or horse pasture. The surname is derived from the Old English words hors, which means horse, and falod, which means enclosure or field.

Horesfal Early Origins



The surname Horesfal was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Horesfal Spelling Variations


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Horesfal Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Horesfal have been found, including Horsfall, Horsefall, Horsfal, Horesfall and others.

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Horesfal Early History


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Horesfal Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horesfal research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1661, 1796, 1586 and 1609 are included under the topic Early Horesfal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Horesfal Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Horesfal Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Horesfal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Horesfal In Ireland


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Horesfal In Ireland



Some of the Horesfal family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Horesfal, or a variant listed above: Luke Horsefall, who sailed to America in 1729; John Horsfall to Philadelphia in 1844; and John Horsfall to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1884.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Horesfal Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Horesfal Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 14 February 2013 at 14:50.

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