Early Origins of the Astill family
The surname Astill was first found in Staffordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Astill family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Astill research.Another 473 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1225, 1273, 1349, 1371, 1450, 1532, 1668, 1675, 1697, 1722, 1735, 1800, 1807, 1841, and 1847 are included under the topic Early Astill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Astill 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. Astill has been spelled many different ways, including Astell, Astel, Astill, Astil, Asstel, Asstil, Asthul, Asthule and many more.
Early Notables of the Astill family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include William Astell, who was elected to the court of directors of the East India Company in 1800 and served on it for an unprecedented period of 47 years. As well, in 1807... Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Astill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Astill family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Astill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Astill, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
Astill Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Astill, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cossipore" in 1857
The Astill Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Sub cruce glorior
Motto Translation: I glorify under the cross.