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The ancestors of the Averil family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived the Old French word Avril, meaning April. The name would have initially been given to a child born in the month of April.

Early Origins of the Averil family


The surname Averil was first found in Gloucestershire where they were granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. They were conjecturally descended from a Norman noble, Avril, who landed with William the Conqueror.

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Early History of the Averil family

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Early History of the Averil family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Averil research.
Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1559, 1619, 1601, 1614 and 1618 are included under the topic Early Averil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Averil Spelling Variations

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Averil Spelling Variations


A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Averell, Averall, Avrill, Avril, Averel, Abrill and many more.

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Early Notables of the Averil family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Averil family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Averil family to Ireland

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Migration of the Averil family to Ireland


Some of the Averil family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Averil family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Averil family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Averil or a variant listed above: Mr. Averel, aged 36; who landed in New York State in 1820; Alexander Averell landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1866; followed by Arthur Averell in 1878.

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