Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived on an island. The surname Ayle is derived from the Old French word isle, which means island and has become the modern French word île. The surname Ayle belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees. However, the name Ayle may also be a patronymic surname derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal names Æl or Æthel.
Early Origins of the Ayle family
Somerset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Ayle family
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Ayle Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ayle include Eyles, Eeles, Eels, Eylers and others.
Early Notables of the Ayle family (pre 1700)
Wiltshire, an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Devizes in 1679; Sir Francis Eyles, 1st Baronet (died 1716), Governor of the Bank...
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Migration of the Ayle family to Ireland
Some of the Ayle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Ayle family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John Eels who purchased land in New England in 1620. William Eels landed in Virginia in 1739. George Eyles made his home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1754. Other Eyles family members settled in Pennsylvania in later years..
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