Why are there different theories on the surname? Some members assumed the family name following emigration or persecution. Many theories abound as to the beginnings of our surname but due to the loss and deterioration of many ancient documents, we may never know for sure. The thrill of the hunt for that elusive detail to back up our pet theory is the fun part of genealogy!
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? Did the name originate with the king's bodyguards, the Housecarles? Is it of Anglo, Saxon, Norman, Norse or even Welsh origin? How do the Hurscarls of Bruton in Somerset, England fit in? Confused?...read on
Haskells of English Origin aka Hascolls were first documented around the villages of Cann, Fontmell Magna, West Compton, Motcombe and Gillingham near Shaftesbury in Dorset. Nearby they were found in Somerset at Bruton, Stourton Caundle, Bath, Frome plus Charlton Musgrove, from where the family of William Haskell emigrated to America abt. 1635. Wiltshire places include Salisbury formerly called Sarum and the villages of the Donheads, the Deverills, Horningsham, Semley, and Wylye. Haskells later spread out to more distant places in Hampshire, Devon, Cornwall, Greater London, Essex, Suffolk, Lancashire and Kent...read on
Haskells in the news are evidence that they are part of an international family. Adventurous family members emigrated worldwide to Europe, America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. A few Haskells may be found in Barbados, the Bahamas, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark and even Oman and Israel in the Middle East. The United States of America and Canada host the majority of our present day family. Haskells now live throughout the United Kingdom while South Africa, New Zealand and Australia have small contingents...read on
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