Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the settlement of Hackinsall in Lancashire, in Hauxwell in the North Riding of Yorkshire, or in a now-lost place called Hawkeswell in Sevington in Kent. The surname Horkeswell belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Horkeswell family
Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Horkeswell family
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Horkeswell Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Horkeswell family name include Haxcel, Axel, Axcel, Axall, Haukewell, Haukeswell, Haxhulle, Haxsall, Haxwell and many more.
Early Notables of the Horkeswell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horkeswell family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Horkeswell surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Humfry Axall, who sailed to New England in 1678; and Thomas Axall to America in 1769.
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