Early Origins of the Horspool family
The surname Horspool was first found in Leicestershire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Horspool family
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Horspool Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Horspool include Horspool, Horspoole, Horspull, Horsepull, Horspoll, Horsepole, Orspool, Orsepool and many more.
Early Notables of the Horspool family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Horspool family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Horspool Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Horspool, who landed in New York in 1826 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Horspool (post 1700)
- Jennifer Horspool, Director of Marketing Communications for the American Cancer Society Orange County Region
- Francis L Horspool (1871-1951), American artist known for painting scenes with fantastic figures and faces done in great detail
- R Nigel Horspool Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Victoria