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Hounsell is a name that first reached 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.

Hounsell Early Origins



The surname Hounsell was first found in the English county of 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.

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Hounsell Spelling Variations


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Hounsell Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. 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.

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Hounsell Early History


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Hounsell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hounsell research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1660, 1929 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Hounsell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hounsell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hounsell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hounsell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

  • Roy E S Hounsell, aged 18, who landed in America from London, England, in 1912
  • Thomas Hounsell, aged 33, who landed in America from Portland, England, in 1913
  • William Hounsell, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Swansea, Wales, in 1914
  • Joy A. Hounsell, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1916
  • Edith Hounsell, aged 47, who landed in America from Binstead, England, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hounsell Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Isabelle Hounsell, aged 28, who emigrated to Victoria, Canada, in 1912
  • Reginald Hounsell, aged 2, who emigrated to Victoria, Canada, in 1912
  • Robert Albert Hounsell, aged 27, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1913
  • Albert Hounsell, aged 26, who settled in Wesleyville, Newfoundland in 1923
  • George Hounsell, aged 32, who emigrated to Wesleyville, Newfoundland in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hounsell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary M. Hounsell, aged 21, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Joseph Soames"

Hounsell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Hounsell arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hounsell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hounsell (post 1700)



  • William Hounsell (1820-1903), English cricketer
  • Colin Hounsell (b. 1955), former Australian rules footballer

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Hounsell Historic Events


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Hounsell Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Edgar Cyril Hounsell, English 2nd Class passenger from England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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    The Hounsell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hounsell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2014 at 16:22.

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