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Haswell Surname Origin
(Origin Dutch or German) Hasveldt, from Hase, a river in Westphalia, and veldt, a field, corrupted into well; or from Wald, German, a wood or forest,--the forest on the Hase. The name may also signify the misty place, or the Wild or field of hares, from Haas, Dutch, a hare.
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.
Haswell Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Haswell 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