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Haskell Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Askell with prosthetic H- from Old Norse Áskell a shortened form of Ásketill (see Axtell ). The personal name was also popular among the Normans sometimes in the form Anskell (with ancient Germanic Ans- substituted for As-) which explains why the name occurs in post-Conquest England in counties not settled by Vikings. Its appearance as a surname is often disguised by altered pronunciations; metathesis of /sk/ to /ks/ spelled -x- for example has given rise to Axtell . The Normans frequently used the name in Frankish forms; see Askin Haskin Hasty and Astin . For the name in the Isle of Man see Castell . Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name Khaskl a Yiddish form of the Hebrew name Yeḥezqel (see Ezekiel ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Castell, Haskett, Haswell, Hassell, Isbell, Maskell, Hartell, Arkell

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Where is the Haskell family from?

You can see how Haskell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haskell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haskell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 77 Haskell families living in Ontario. This was about 69% of all the recorded Haskell's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Haskell families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Haskell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Haskell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Haskell. 40% of Haskell men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Haskell women worked as a Packer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Labourer
    25%
  • Fisherman
    11%
  • Farming
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Packer
    100%
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What Haskell family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 92,000 census records available for the last name Haskell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haskell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Haskell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 20,000 military records available for the last name Haskell. For the veterans among your Haskell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haskell lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Haskell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Haskell in 1945 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

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