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Hounsell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Hounsell family


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.

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


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.

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

  • 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, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Joseph Soames" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm

Hounsell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Hounsell (post 1700)


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

Historic Events for the Hounsell family



RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Edgar Cyril Hounsell, English 2nd Class passenger from England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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Citations


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm
  2. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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