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Ayles is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person with a troublesome temperament. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word Aegel referring to someone who had an argumentative disposition.

Ayles Early Origins



The surname Ayles was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from early times as Lords of the manor of Aylesford at the time of the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book Survey in 1086, Aylesford was reported as the King's land with a mill. This picturesque village is the site of the Battle where the Saxon Commanders, Hengist and Horsa, defeated the British in 455 A.D.

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Ayles Spelling Variations


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Ayles Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Ayles were recorded, including Ailes, Ayles, Ailles, Aylles and others.

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Ayles Early History


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Ayles Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ayles research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ayles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ayles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ayles Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Ayles family emigrate to North America:

Ayles Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Ayles, who landed in Virginia in 1670
  • Marmaduke Ayles, who came to Barbados in 1682

Ayles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Steven Ayles, who came to New York in 1831

Ayles Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Ayles, who settled in Bonavista, Newfoundland in 1804 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Robert Ayles from Poole, Dorset, England, who was a merchant in Carbonear, Newfoundland in 1831 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Charles Ayles, who settled in Pool's Island, Newfoundland in 1852 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Ayles Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Ayles arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairfield.htm
  • Elizabeth Ayles arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairfield.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ayles (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ayles (post 1700)



  • Gary Ayles (b. 1964), English race car driver
  • Adam Ayles, Arctic explorer, eponym of the Ayles Ice Shelf and Mount Ayles
  • Walter Henry Ayles (1879-1953), British Labour Party politician

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Ayles Historic Events


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Ayles Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Nettie E. Ayles (1899-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Fairfield.htm

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Ayles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ayles 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.

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