Early Origins of the Ailsburry family
The surname Ailsburry was first found in Buckinghamshire
at Aylesbury, a borough, market-town, parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred
of Aylesbury. "This place appears to have been one of the strongholds of the ancient Britons
, from whom it was taken in the year 571 by Cutwulph, brother of Ceawlin, King of the West Saxons; and to have had a castle of some importance, from which circumstance probably it derives its Saxon appellation Aeglesburge. In the reign of the Conqueror it was a royal manor." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
By the time of the Domesday Book
of 1086, the place name was listed as Eilesberia CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "stronghold or a man called Aegel. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
As far as the surname is concerned, the first record of the surname was found in 1188 when Richard of Aylesbury of Eynsham held estates in this shire.
Early History of the Ailsburry family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ailsburry research.Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1307, 1377, 1381, 1455, 1487, 1576, 1657, 1628, 1635, 1615, 1656, 1622 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Ailsburry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ailsburry Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Ailsburry has been spelled many different ways, including Aylesbury, Aylesberry, Aylesbery, Aylesbry, Ailsberry, Ailsburry, Ailsbry and many more.
Early Notables of the Ailsburry family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Aylesbury (1576-1657) 1st Baronet
, an English civil servant, Surveyor of the Navy from 1628, jointly Master of the Mint from... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ailsburry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ailsburry family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Ailsburrys to arrive in North America: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.