Angold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Of all the French names to come from Normandy, Angold is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Normandy, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Angold family

The surname Angold was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat at the castle d'Ango in the village of Varangeville near Dieppe. Although the lineage is obscure they are believed to be descended from the ancient Crispins, related to royalty on both sides of the English Channel.

Early History of the Angold family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Angold research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1480, 1551, 1638, and 1720 are included under the topic Early Angold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Angold Spelling Variations

French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Angold is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Ango, d'Angeau, Dangeau, D'Ango, Angot, D'Angot, Angault, D'Angault, Dangault, D'Angoult, Angoult, Angould, D'Angould, D'Angoult, Dangoult, Dangould, Angeau and many more.

Early Notables of the Angold family (pre 1700)

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United States Angold migration to the United States +

In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Angold. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Angold were

Angold Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • J Adam Angold who settled in Philadelphia in 1754
  • J Adam Angold, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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