Hothersale is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the township of Hothersall, which is loacted near Preston in the parish of Ribchester in Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Hothersale family
The surname Hothersale was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Hothersale family
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Hothersale Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hothersale family name include Hothersall, Hothersal, Hothersell, Hodersall and many more.
Early Notables of the Hothersale family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hothersale family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hothersale surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas Hothersall, who sailed to Virginia in 1621; and Henry Hothersall to Philadelphia in 1855.