The Norman Conquest
in 1066 brought much change, including many immigrants with new names. Aillabaster is a name for a arbalester, a person who either built or operated a 12th century variation of the medieval European crossbow named "arbalest." Derived from the Medieval French term, it actually dates back to Roman times when the crossbow was referred to as a "arcuballista."
Early Origins of the Aillabaster family
The surname Aillabaster was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
Early History of the Aillabaster family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aillabaster research.Another 417 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1140, 1198, 1198, 1273, 1273, 1278, 1296, 1565, 1624, 1700, 1567 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Aillabaster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Aillabaster Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Aillabaster have been found, including Arblaster, Arblast, Alablaster, Alabaster, Allblaster, Arbalistrius, Arbalistarius, Albalistarius, Arbelestre, Aleblaster, Allyblaster, Arbalister, Arbelaster and many more.
Early Notables of the Aillabaster family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aillabaster family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Aillabaster were among those contributors: who migrated to North America before the 19th century and contributed to the development of a new society.