Early Origins of the Alesburey family
The surname Alesburey 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 Alesburey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alesburey 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 Alesburey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Alesburey Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Alesburey include Aylesbury, Aylesberry, Aylesbery, Aylesbry, Ailsberry, Ailsburry, Ailsbry and many more.
Early Notables of the Alesburey 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 Alesburey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Alesburey family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Alesburey or a variant listed above: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.