England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the Germanic personal name Ansell composed of the elements ans, which means god, and helm, which means protection or helmet.
Early Origins of the Hounsell family
Kent where they were granted lands shortly after the Norman Conquest by King William the Conqueror in 1066 A.D. The family is believed to be descended from Pierre Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury, Ansell being the abbreviation adopted by most branches of this noble Norman family who accompanied the Conqueror into England.
St Anselm of Aosta (c. 1033-1109), was a theologian, abbot of Bec, and Archbishop of Canterbury.
Early History of the Hounsell family
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Hounsell Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hounsell family name include Ansell, Ancell, Ancelle, Anselm, Anselme, Anstrell and many more.
Early Notables of the Hounsell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hounsell family to Ireland
Some of the Hounsell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hounsell family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Hounsell family to immigrate North America:
Hounsell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Hounsell Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
Hounsell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Hounsell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Hounsell (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Hounsell family
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