Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in southeastern England mainly in the counties of Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire where they were found since the early Middle Ages. The name is toponymic; that is, it is descriptive of the place where the original bearer lived. Literally the name is derived from the Old English atwell, meaning dweller at the well.
Early Origins of the Eatwell family
England mainly in the counties of Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat for many, many centuries. They are recorded as possessing estates before the advent of the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. but many of them were lost to their Norman overlords by forfeit. The Eatwell variant is thought to be related to a Hugo de Hetewelle, listed in 1187 in the Pipe Rolls for Derbyshire.
Early History of the Eatwell family
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Eatwell Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Eatwell has been spelled many different ways, including Attwill, Attwell, Atwill, Atwell, Atthill, Athill, Atwool, Attwel and many more.
Early Notables of the Eatwell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eatwell family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Eatwells to arrive in North America:
Eatwell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Eatwell (post 1700)
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