Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in Cheshire, where it is believed they took their name from the place-name Boydell, which most people believe was located in Norfolk.
Early Origins of the Dodles family
Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Dodles family
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Dodles Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Dodles include Boydell, Boydall and others.
Early Notables of the Dodles family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dodles family to Ireland
Some of the Dodles family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Dodles family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Dodles or a variant listed above: Thomas Boydell who settled in Massachusetts in 1634.
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