The ancient roots of the Hothersal family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Hothersal comes from when the family lived in the township of Hothersall, which is loacted near Preston in the parish of Ribchester in Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Hothersal family
The surname Hothersal was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Hothersal family
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Hothersal Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Hothersal has appeared include Hothersall, Hothersal, Hothersell, Hodersall and many more.
Early Notables of the Hothersal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hothersal family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hothersal arrived in North America very early: Thomas Hothersall, who sailed to Virginia in 1621; and Henry Hothersall to Philadelphia in 1855.