Early Origins of the Abearlee family
The surname Abearlee was first found in Worcestershire
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 13th century when they held lands.
Early History of the Abearlee family
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Abearlee Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Abearlee has been spelled many different ways, including Abarle, Abearly and others.
Early Notables of the Abearlee family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Abearlee family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Abearlees to arrive in North America: Constantin Aberle, who arrived in St. Clair County, Illinois in 1859; Francis Aberle, who arrived in St. Clair County, Illinois in 1859; and Markus Aberle, who arrived in St. Clair County, Illinois in 1856..