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Where did the English Isabell family come from? What is the English Isabell family crest and coat of arms? When did the Isabell family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Isabell family history?
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Isabell are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Isabell include: Isabell, Isbell, Ysbell, Ysabell, Ysabelle and others.
First found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1273 when Walter Ysabelle held estates in that shire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Isabell research. Another 216 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, and 1523 are included under the topic Early Isabell History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Isabell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Isabell or a variant listed above:
Isabell Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Isabell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Isabell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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