The Horgesfall name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the settlement of Horsfall in Todmorden in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The name Horgesfall 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,
which means enclosure
Early Origins of the Horgesfall family
The surname Horgesfall was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Horgesfall family
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Horgesfall Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Horgesfall has undergone many spelling variations
, including Horsfall, Horsefall, Horsfal, Horesfall and others.
Early Notables of the Horgesfall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horgesfall family to Ireland
Some of the Horgesfall 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.
Migration of the Horgesfall 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 Horgesfall were among those contributors: Luke Horsefall, who sailed to America in 1729; John Horsfall to Philadelphia in 1844; and John Horsfall to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1884.