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Eales is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person who resembled a hedgehog. The surname Eales originally derived from the Old English word Il or Ille which referred to the hedgehog. Other alternative historical research refers to the sea creature Eel. This surname Eales belongs to a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames. Nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. Often nicknames described strong traits or attributes that people wished to emulate in a specific animal.

Eales Early Origins



The surname Eales was first found in Norfolk 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.

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Eales Spelling Variations


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Eales Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Eales were recorded, including Eales, Eals and others.

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Eales Early History


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Eales Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eales research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 130 and 1300 are included under the topic Early Eales History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eales Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eales Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Eales Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Eales family emigrate to North America:

Eales Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Eales, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1629
  • Sylvester Eales, who arrived in Virginia in 1664

Eales Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Eales settled in Virginia in 1741
  • William Eales settled in Maryland in 1744

Eales Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frances and William Eales arrived in New York in 1821 with their two children

Eales Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ann Eales, aged 52, who landed in America from Croydon, in 1903
  • Frank Robert Eales, aged 18, who settled in America from Dudley, in 1905
  • Annie Eales, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Coventry, England, in 1907
  • Alice Eales, aged 34, who emigrated to America from Ledds, England, in 1907
  • Emma Eales, aged 29, who landed in America from West Bromwich, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Eales Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jane Eales arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1847
  • David Eales, English convict from Northampton, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on March 6, 1848, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eales (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eales (post 1700)



  • Paul Eales (b. 1963), English golfer from Epping
  • John Frederick Eales (1881-1936), British lawyer and politician
  • Colin Eales (b. 1944), former Australian rules footballer
  • Geoff Eales (b. 1950), Welsh jazz pianist and composer
  • John Eales (b. 1970), former Australian rugby union footballer and argueably the most successful captain in the history of Australian Rugby

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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The Eales Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eales Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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