The Auvrill family name dates back to the time of Medieval France. It comes from an early Breton
member of the family who was a person who was born in April, or who was otherwise associated with this month. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old French word Avril, which means April.
Early Origins of the Auvrill family
The surname Auvrill was first found in Brittany
, where the family has held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Auvrill family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Auvrill research.Another 649 words (46 lines of text) covering the years 1541, 1680, 1668, 1696, 1756, 1761, 1763, 1766, 1783, 1309, 1654 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Auvrill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Auvrill Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from 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 Auvrill is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Avril, Avri, Avrile, Avrill, Avrille, Avvri, Avvril, Avvrile, Avvrill, Avvrille, Adril, Adrile, Adrill, Adrille, Addri, Addril, Addrile, Addrill, Addrille, Auvril, Auvri, Auvrile, Auvrill, Auvrille, Auvvri, Auvvril, Auvvrile, Auvvrill, Auvvrille, Audril, Audri, Audrile, Audrill, Audrille, Auddri, Auddril, Auddrile, Auddrill, Auddrille, April, Aprill, Aprile and many more.
Early Notables of the Auvrill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Auvrill family to the New World and Oceana
In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and 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, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 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 the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Auvrill were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Auvrill were John Avril, aged 44; settled in Mississippi in 1820; John Avril, aged 44; settled in New Orleans in 1820; Jung Conrad April, aged 32; settled with his wife, Eva Catharina, aged 32.