Abeald History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Abeald family
The surname Abeald was first found in the historic county of Kent in southeastern England, where they have held a family seat from very ancient times. They arrived in England with William the Conqueror (King William I) and the name is mentioned in the Battel Abbey Roll as Abell.
Early History of the Abeald family
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Abeald Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Abeald are characterized by many spelling variations. 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. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Abeald include Abell, Abel, Able, Habel, Abeel, Abelson, Abelle, Abele, Ablson, Ebelson, Abill, Abilson, Aball, Abeal, Eblson, Epleson, Apell and many more.
Early Notables of the Abeald family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Abeald family
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Abeald, or a variant listed above: Robert Abel who came in the fleet with Winthrop in 1630 and landed at Weymouth. Robert, his son, joined the expedition of Sir William Phipps to Quebec in 1690..
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Vive le Roi
Motto Translation: Long life to the King.