Anglo-Saxon name Eale come from when the family resided on an island. The surname Eale is derived from the Old French word isle, which means island and has become the modern French word île. The surname Eale belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees. However, the name Eale may also be a patronymic surname derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal names Æl or Æthel.
Early Origins of the Eale family
Somerset 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 Eale family
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Eale Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Eale has been recorded under many different variations, including Eyles, Eeles, Eels, Eylers and others.
Early Notables of the Eale family (pre 1700)
Wiltshire, an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Devizes in 1679; Sir Francis Eyles, 1st Baronet (died 1716), Governor of the Bank...
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Migration of the Eale family to Ireland
Some of the Eale family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Eale family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Eale or a variant listed above:
Eale Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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