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The name Averill was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Averill family lived the Old French word Avril, meaning April. The name would have initially been given to a child born in the month of April.

Averill Early Origins



The surname Averill 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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Averill Spelling Variations


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Averill Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Averell, Averall, Avrill, Avril, Averel, Abrill and many more.

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Averill Early History


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Averill Early History



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

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Averill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Averill Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Averill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Averill In Ireland


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Averill In Ireland



Some of the Averill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Averill or a variant listed above:

Averill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. H. William Averill settled in San Francisco, California in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Averill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Averill (post 1700)



  • Howard Earl Averill (1902-1983), American Major League Baseball center fielder who played from 1929 to 1941, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975, father of Earl Douglas Averill
  • Earl Douglas Averill Jr. (1931-2015), American professional Major League Baseball catcher who played from 1956 to 1963
  • Thomas Fox Averill (b. 1949), American writer, novelist, and academic from Topeka, Kansas
  • John Thomas Averill (1825-1889), American military officer and politician, US Representative from Minnesota
  • Leslie Cecil Lloyd Averill (1897-1981), New Zealand soldier, doctor, medical administrator, and community leader

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Averill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Averill Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 November 2016 at 06:01.

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