The name Hothersell is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of 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 Hothersell family
The surname Hothersell was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Hothersell family
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Hothersell 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. Hothersell has been spelled many different ways, including Hothersall, Hothersal, Hothersell, Hodersall and many more.
Early Notables of the Hothersell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hothersell 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 Hothersells to arrive in North America: Thomas Hothersall, who sailed to Virginia in 1621; and Henry Hothersall to Philadelphia in 1855.