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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, and falod, which means enclosure or field.

Horgesfall Early Origins



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

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Horgesfall Spelling Variations


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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.

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Horgesfall Early History


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Horgesfall Early History



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

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Horgesfall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Horgesfall Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Horgesfall In Ireland


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Horgesfall In 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.

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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Horgesfall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Horgesfall 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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