Aguillon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Aguillon is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Aguillon family lived in Cumberland.
Early Origins of the Aguillon family
The surname Aguillon 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." 
Important Dates for the Aguillon family
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Aguillon Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Aglionby, Agglionby, Acclionby, Aclionby and others.
Early Notables of the Aguillon 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 was elected in...
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Aguillon migration to the United States
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, travelling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Aguillon or a variant listed above:
Aguillon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Gabriel Aguillon, aged 47, who landed in America from Mexico City, Mexico, in 1910
- Jacques Aguillon, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States from Gelos, France, in 1919
- Gabriel Aguillon, aged 54, who settled in America from Havana, Cuba, in 1919
Contemporary Notables of the name Aguillon (post 1700)
- Daniel Aguillón (1984-2008), Mexican featherweight boxer
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.