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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
  • Robert Ayles from Poole, Dorset, England, who was a merchant in Carbonear, Newfoundland in 1831
  • Charles Ayles, who settled in Pool's Island, Newfoundland in 1852

Ayles Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Ayles arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1840
  • Elizabeth Ayles arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1840

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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



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    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.

    This page was last modified on 1 February 2016 at 19:28.

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