Addrill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Medieval society of France produced the name of Addrill. It was a Breton name given to a person who was born in April, or who was otherwise associated with this month. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old French word Avril, which means April.
Early Origins of the Addrill family
The surname Addrill was first found in Brittany, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Addrill family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Addrill research. Another 325 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1541, 1680, 1668, 1696, 1756, 1761, 1763, 1766, 1783, 1309, 1654, 1698 and 1738 are included under the topic Early Addrill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Addrill Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Addrill include Avril, Avri, Avrile, Avrill, Avrille, Avvri, Avvril, Avvrile, Avvrill, Avvrille, Adril, Adrile, Adrill, Adrille, Addri, Addril, Addrile, Addrill, Addrille, Auvril, Auvri, Auvrile, Auvrill, Auvrille, Auvvri, Auvvril, Auvvrile, Auvvrill, Auvvrille, Audril, Audri, Audrile, Audrill, Audrille, Auddri, Auddril, Auddrile, Auddrill, Auddrille, April, Aprill, Aprile and many more.
Early Notables of the Addrill family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was Jean Avril, Consul and Treasurer of Châteauneuf-du-Pape; and Philippe Avril (1654-1698), born at Angoulême, France, a Jesuit explorer of the Far East.
Giuseppe Aprile was born...
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Migration of the Addrill family
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Addrill were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Addrill were John Avril, aged 44; settled in Mississippi in 1820; John Avril, aged 44; settled in New Orleans in 1820; Jung Conrad April, aged 32; settled with his wife, Eva Catharina, aged 32.
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