The origins of the Hosefall name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in the settlement of Horsfall in Todmorden in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The name Hosefall 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 Hosefall family
The surname Hosefall was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Hosefall family
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Hosefall Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hosefall were recorded, including Horsfall, Horsefall, Horsfal, Horesfall and others.
Early Notables of the Hosefall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hosefall family to Ireland
Some of the Hosefall 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 Hosefall family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hosefall family emigrate to 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.