The name Destoutevill came to England
with the ancestors of the Destoutevill family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Destoutevill family lived in Cumberland
. Their name, however, is a reference to Estouteville-en-Caux, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Destoutevill family
The surname Destoutevill was first found in Cumberland
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor and Barons of Lydesdale Castle on the western borders of England
. This ancient family were derived d'Estouteville-en-Caux in Normandy
where the family held the Castle Ambriers and Robert d'Estouteville was Governor of the Castle 11 years prior to the Battle of Hastings, in 1055, and defended it against the Count of Anjou
. They also held the Castle of Rames, to the west of Bolbec, in the arrondisement of LeHavre. Of this branch, Roger, brother of Herluin is claimed to be the true ancestor of the Estouteville family. Herluin was founder and first Abbot of the Abbey of Bec. Roger was at the Battle of Hastings as recorded in the Wace poem. They were granted extensive lands in England
after the Conquest, particularly in Yorkshire
and the north country. They were described as men of great power, warlike habits, and held vast territorial possessions. One branch of the family was found at Dalham in Suffolk
in early times. "Dalham Hall, [was] formerly the residence of the family of Stuteville." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Destoutevill family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Destoutevill research.Another 369 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1253, 1106, 1106, 1138, 1186, 1283, 1273 and 1283 are included under the topic Early Destoutevill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Destoutevill Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Stutteville, Stuteville, Stootville, Stooteville, Stutville, Stutvill, Stuttvill, Stutevill, Stuttevill, Stoutteville, Stouteville, d`Estouteville, Estouteville, Estuteville, Estutteville, Estoutteville and many more.
Early Notables of the Destoutevill family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Robert II de Stuteville, one of the northern barons who commanded the English at the battle of the Standard in August... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Destoutevill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Destoutevill family to Ireland
Some of the Destoutevill family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Destoutevill family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Destoutevill or a variant listed above: Charles Stuteville who settled in Maryland in 1774.