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Haskell Surname Origin
(Origin Welsh) From hasg, a place of rushes, or sedgy place, and hall or hayle, a moor. 'The sedgy place.' Asgall, in the Gaelic, signifies a sheltered place, a retreat, and with the addition of the aspirate 'H,' might make the name
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Haskell Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Haskell Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes