The Norman Conquest
in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Agguilliam family lived in Cumberland.
Early Origins of the Agguilliam family
The surname Agguilliam was first found in Cumberland
where they were Lords of the Manor of Aglionby from very ancient times. They were descended from Ranulph, Earl of Carlisle, Lord of Cumberland
and Carlisle, who exchanged the earldom of Chester for that of Carlisle. The Earls of Chester were previously viscounts of Bessin in the department of Calvados in Normandy
. The first in Cumberland
about 1150 was Walter de Aguilon.
The township of Linstock in Cumberland was home to the family in later years. "A little north-eastward of Linstock is Drawdykes Castle, originally erected with the materials of the Roman wall, which crossed its site, and partially rebuilt in the seventeenth century, by John Aglionby, Esq., recorder of Carlisle, who placed on the battlements three Roman stone busts, which yet remain: this ancient seat is now a farmhouse." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Agguilliam family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Agguilliam research.Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1583, 1715, 1780, 1520, 1587, 1536, 1520, 1536, 1610, 1603, 1643, 1643, 1642 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Agguilliam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Agguilliam Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Aglionby, Agglionby, Acclionby, Aclionby and others.
Early Notables of the Agguilliam family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Edward Aglionby (1520-ca. 1587), English poet, educated at Eton, and elected to King's College, Cambridge, 1536, Justice of the Peace in Warwickshire
, and wrote a genealogy of Queen Elizabeth and was "born at Carlisle in 1520, and educated at Eton, from whence he... Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Agguilliam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Agguilliam family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Agguilliam or a variant listed above: Will Aglionby settled in Georgia, no date was recorded.
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.