The name Hoseefall is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the settlement of Horsfall in Todmorden in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The name Hoseefall 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 Hoseefall family
The surname Hoseefall was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Hoseefall family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoseefall research.Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1661, 1796, 1586 and 1609 are included under the topic Early Hoseefall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hoseefall Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hoseefall has been spelled many different ways, including Horsfall, Horsefall, Horsfal, Horesfall and others.
Early Notables of the Hoseefall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hoseefall family to Ireland
Some of the Hoseefall 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 Hoseefall family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hoseefalls to arrive in North America: Luke Horsefall, who sailed to America in 1729; John Horsfall to Philadelphia in 1844; and John Horsfall to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1884.