NOTES ON SURNAMES (HULL) 26
HASNIP This name has had me puzzled for decades. I couldn’t get a handle on it but surmised that it was locative. I had no evidence for this until I found the following website –
on the Lancashire family of Haresnape. This surname has developed several variants, and Hasnip is likely to be one of them.
A look at the International Genealogical Index of the Latterday Saints furnishes some useful information. The earliest notice there is of the marriage of a Roger Hasnip at Ormskirk, Lancashire, in 1671. However it’s possible, in my opinion, that a mistake has been made with the date. Certainly the name is well established in Lancashire in the 18th century, then in Lincolnshire late in the same century.
The same source also has information on what may be the first Hasnip family in Hull; this is the family of one J.E. Hasnip. He and his family were living in Ellis Street, in the Southcoates area of East Hull, at the census of 1881.
Other records show that the family was settled in Hull by 1877 at the latest.
However, other records inform of a Hasnip family living in the Sculcoates area by 1884, so all Hasnips who trace back to Hull may not be of the one family, rare as the surname is.
Sergeant Clifford C. Hasnip, a Hull man serving with the East Yorkshire Regiment, lost his life in World War 1 (“Golden Book of World War one Casualties”, EYFHS, Hull 2012).