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Posted: 6 Jan 2013 2:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Jan 2013 2:21PM GMT
Hadsel is the name of a farm, an island and a parish in Nordland county, Northern Norway.

I very much doubt there is any connection between Hadsel in Norway and the English Hadsell family. Hadsell has been a surname in England for many centuries. (It is more likely they have origin in West Haddlesey in North Yorkshire, England.)

There are about 20 persons in Norway using Hadsel as a surname. Norwegian surnames were established about 1900 (by law in 1923). Some families then took in use the farm name (their address) as a family surname. When they lived on Hadsel farm, they might use Hadsel as a surname.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Margaret Hadsell 22 May 1999 12:00PM GMT 
wendy 3 Jun 2003 1:15AM GMT 
UCAREO 11 Mar 2004 2:56AM GMT 
hadsell88 14 Jan 2011 6:30PM GMT 
nanasangels_4 27 May 2012 6:11PM GMT 
skivywaiver 28 Jul 2012 10:53AM GMT 
PatriceHadsel... 12 Sep 2012 3:30PM GMT 
Linda Starke 6 Jan 2013 7:43AM GMT 
HaraldStorake... 6 Jan 2013 9:20PM GMT 
Linda Starke 7 Jan 2013 2:08AM GMT 
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