The Norman Conquest
in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Agillon family lived in Cumberland.
Early Origins of the Agillon family
The surname Agillon 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 Agillon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Agillon research.Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1583, 1715, 1780, 1520, 1587, 1536, 1610, 1603, 1643, 1643, 1642 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Agillon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Agillon Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Aglionby, Agglionby, Acclionby, Aclionby and others.
Early Notables of the Agillon 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 John Aglionby (died... Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Agillon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Agillon family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Agillon or a variant listed above: Will Aglionby settled in Georgia, no date was recorded.