Aubemall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Aubemall family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in the Norman fief of Aumale, afterwards raised to the rank of a Comte by William the Conqueror. The castle stood on the river Eu (now called the Bresle) at the point where it divides Normandy from Picardy, and had been built about the year 1000 by Guernifroi, Sire d'Aumale, who also founded the neighbouring Abbey of St. Martin d'Auchi. [1]

Early Origins of the Aubemall family

The surname Aubemall was first found in Yorkshire one of the first records of the family was "William, styled Le Gros, second Earl of Albemarle, was one of the greatest potentates of his day, and commanded in chief at the famous victory of Northallerton in 1138. " [1]

Early History of the Aubemall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aubemall research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 100 and 1000 are included under the topic Early Aubemall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aubemall Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Aubemall were recorded, including Aubemarle, Aubemale, Aubemare, Aumale, d'Aumale, Aumarle, Aumare, Aubemall, Aubemal, Aumerle, Aumall and many more.

Early Notables of the Aubemall family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Aubemall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Aubemall family

The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Aubemall arrived in North America very early: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..



  1. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 1 of 3


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