Norman Conquest of 1066. The Duncalf family lived in Yorkshire. One reference suggests that the name could be derived from the local at the dun-croft but this is only speculation.
Early Origins of the Duncalf family
Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, where conjecturally this family is descended on the male side from Drogo de Beuvriere, a Norman knight, who held the village of Ottringham from the Archbishop of York. Drogo was originally granted the castle of Skipsey and was said to have married a kinswoman of William the Conqueror who he killed in 1086, either by accident or design. He fled the country leaving only his descendants on estates in Yorkshire.
Early History of the Duncalf family
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Duncalf Spelling Variations
spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Duncalfe, Duncalf and others.
Early Notables of the Duncalf family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Duncalf family to the New World and Oceana
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Contemporary Notables of the name Duncalf (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Duncalf family
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