Early Origins of the Angwin family
The surname Angwin was first found in Lincolnshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy
, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron
, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England
to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Theddelthorp, held by Count Alan of Brettagne and parts of Anjou
. Other listings in the Domesday Book
show Angevine was a man from Anjou.
Early History of the Angwin family
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Angwin 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 Angwin have been found, including Angevine, Angevin, Angevile, Angeville, Angevynne, Angevyne Angwin, Angwine, Angwyn, Angwyne, Ankerville, Ankervine, Ankwin, Angervine, Angerwin, L'Angerville, Langerville, Langwin, Langwyne, D'Angerville and many more.
Early Notables of the Angwin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Angwin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Angwin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Richard Angwin, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nile"
- Benjamin Angwin, aged 25, a blacksmith, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Hooghly" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Wednesday 21st February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Rodney 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/rodney1855.shtml
Contemporary Notables of the name Angwin (post 1700)
- Mike Angwin, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 8th District, 1982; Candidate for Texas State Attorney General, 1998 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html