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The Anglo-Saxon name Horsfale comes from when the family resided in the settlement of Horsfall in Todmorden in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The name Horsfale 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.

Horsfale Early Origins



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

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Horsfale Spelling Variations


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Horsfale Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Horsfale has been recorded under many different variations, including Horsfall, Horsefall, Horsfal, Horesfall and others.

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Horsfale Early History


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Horsfale Early History



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

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Horsfale Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Horsfale Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Horsfale In Ireland


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Horsfale In Ireland



Some of the Horsfale 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Horsfale 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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    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Horsfale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Horsfale 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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