Early Origins of the Aylesbray family
The surname Aylesbray was first found in Buckinghamshire
at Aylesbury, a borough, market-town, parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred
of Aylesbury. "This place appears to have been one of the strongholds of the ancient Britons
, from whom it was taken in the year 571 by Cutwulph, brother of Ceawlin, King of the West Saxons; and to have had a castle of some importance, from which circumstance probably it derives its Saxon appellation Aeglesburge. In the reign of the Conqueror it was a royal manor." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
By the time of the Domesday Book
of 1086, the place name was listed as Eilesberia CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "stronghold or a man called Aegel. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
As far as the surname is concerned, the first record of the surname was found in 1188 when Richard of Aylesbury of Eynsham held estates in this shire.
Early History of the Aylesbray family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aylesbray research.Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1307, 1377, 1381, 1455, 1487, 1576, 1657, 1628, 1635, 1615, 1656, 1622 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Aylesbray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Aylesbray Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Aylesbray has undergone many spelling variations
, including Aylesbury, Aylesberry, Aylesbery, Aylesbry, Ailsberry, Ailsburry, Ailsbry and many more.
Early Notables of the Aylesbray family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Aylesbury (1576-1657) 1st Baronet
, an English civil servant, Surveyor of the Navy from 1628, jointly Master of the Mint from... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aylesbray Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Aylesbray family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Aylesbray were among those contributors: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.