name Horroesfall comes from the family having resided in the settlement of Horsfall in Todmorden in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The name Horroesfall 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 Horroesfall family
The surname Horroesfall was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Horroesfall family
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Horroesfall Spelling Variations
Horroesfall has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Horsfall, Horsefall, Horsfal, Horesfall and others.
Early Notables of the Horroesfall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horroesfall family to Ireland
Some of the Horroesfall 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 Horroesfall family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Horroesfalls to arrive on North American shores: Luke Horsefall, who sailed to America in 1729; John Horsfall to Philadelphia in 1844; and John Horsfall to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1884.