The most comprehensive Haskell Family History genealogy available for nearly 80000 Haskells of English, Jewish and African American Origin.
This One-Name Study, compiled by Susan Clarke Haskell, is freely available for all Haskells worldwide.
The Haskell Family Crest
has an apple
tree and arrow appearing on it. Why?
Due to the loss and deterioration of many ancient documents, we may never know
which is the true origin behind various name theories. Is the English origin from Hucca
or Housecarle? Were those named Hucca originally found at Le Hoc, now Hook Farm
near Wardour Castle in Wiltshire, England? Is the origin of the name from the king's
bodyguards, the Housecarles? Is it of Anglo, Saxon, Norman, Norse or even Welsh origin?
Some Haskells assumed the surname after persecution or emigration...
The Haskell Family Database
shows the genealogy of adventurous family members who emigrated worldwide, then, in some
cases, vigorously multiplied. The main emigration of Haskells from England was to the
United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.A few more have been
located in Barbados, the Bahamas, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark and even Oman and Israel.
The United States of America and Canada host the majority of our present day members
while many have spread throughout the United Kingdom...
Haskells of English Origin
Haskoll, Hascall, Haskel, etc.) were first recorded within about ten miles radius around
Shaftesbury, Dorset, England in the Dorset villages of Cann, Fontmell Magna, West Compton,
Motcombe and Gillingham.
Nearby they were found in Somerset at Bruton,
Stourton Caundle, Bath, Frome plus Charlton Musgrove, from where the family of
emigrated to America about 1635.
Wiltshire places include Salisbury (Old Sarum), Downton, the villages of the Donheads, the Deverills, Semley, Wylye and Horningsham...