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The name Ailes is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a person with a troublesome temperament. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word Aegel referring to someone who had an argumentative disposition.

Ailes Early Origins



The surname Ailes was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from early times as Lords of the manor of Aylesford at the time of the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book Survey in 1086, Aylesford was reported as the King's land with a mill. This picturesque village is the site of the Battle where the Saxon Commanders, Hengist and Horsa, defeated the British in 455 A.D.

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Ailes Spelling Variations


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Ailes Spelling Variations



Ailes has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Ailes, Ayles, Ailles, Aylles and others.

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Ailes Early History


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Ailes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ailes research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ailes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ailes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ailes Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ailes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Ailess to arrive on North American shores:

Ailes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Ailes, aged 55, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ailes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ailes (post 1700)



  • Roger Eugene Ailes (b. 1940), American president of Fox News Channel and chairman of the Fox Television Stations Group
  • E. E. Ailes, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1908
  • Stephen Ailes (1912-2001), American administrator, United States Secretary of the Army (1964-1965)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ailes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ailes Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 February 2016 at 09:53.

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