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.
Early Origins of the Ailes family
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.
Early History of the Ailes family
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Ailes Spelling Variations
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. Many variations of the name Ailes have been found, including Ailes, Ayles, Ailles, Aylles and others.
Early Notables of the Ailes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ailes family to the New World and Oceana
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Ailes (post 1700)
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