England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Averul 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.
Early Origins of the Averul family
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 Averul family
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Averul Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Averul include Averell, Averall, Avrill, Avril, Averel, Abrill and many more.
Early Notables of the Averul family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Averul family to Ireland
Some of the Averul family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Averul family to the New World and Oceana
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Averuls to arrive on North American shores: 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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