The name Awlablaster was carried to England
in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Awlablaster is a name for a arbalester, a person who either built or operated a 12th century variation of the medieval European crossbow named "arbalest." Derived from the Medieval French term, it actually dates back to Roman times when the crossbow was referred to as a "arcuballista."
Early Origins of the Awlablaster family
The surname Awlablaster was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
Early History of the Awlablaster family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Awlablaster research.Another 417 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1140, 1198, 1198, 1273, 1273, 1278, 1296, 1565, 1624, 1700, 1567 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Awlablaster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Awlablaster 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 Arblaster, Arblast, Alablaster, Alabaster, Allblaster, Arbalistrius, Arbalistarius, Albalistarius, Arbelestre, Aleblaster, Allyblaster, Arbalister, Arbelaster and many more.
Early Notables of the Awlablaster family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Awlablaster 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 Awlablaster or a variant listed above: who migrated to North America before the 19th century and contributed to the development of a new society.