Dexwill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Dexwill family
The surname Dexwill was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Dexwill family
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Dexwill Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dixwell, Dickswell, Digswell, Dexwill, Tixwell, Tickswell and many more.
Early Notables of the Dexwill family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Dixwell (1607-1689), one of the judges who tried King Charles I of England and condemned him to death. He was condemned to...
Migration of the Dexwill family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..