The name Averile reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Averile family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Averile family lived the Old French word Avril,
The name would have initially been given to a child born in the month of April.
Early Origins of the Averile family
The surname Averile 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.
Early History of the Averile family
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Averile Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Averile family name include Averell, Averall, Avrill, Avril, Averel, Abrill and many more.
Early Notables of the Averile family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Averile family to Ireland
Some of the Averile family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Averile family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Averile family to immigrate North America: 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.