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The name Ebrill came to England with the ancestors of the Ebrill family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Ebrill family lived the Old French word Avril, meaning April. The name would have initially been given to a child born in the month of April.

Ebrill Early Origins



The surname Ebrill was first found in Gloucestershire where they were granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. They were conjecturally descended from a Norman noble, Avril, who landed with William the Conqueror.

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Ebrill Spelling Variations


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Ebrill Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Averell, Averall, Avrill, Avril, Averel, Abrill and many more.

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Ebrill Early History


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Ebrill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ebrill research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1559, 1619, 1601, 1614 and 1618 are included under the topic Early Ebrill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ebrill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ebrill Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ebrill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ebrill In Ireland


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Ebrill In Ireland



Some of the Ebrill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ebrill or a variant listed above: Mr. Averel, aged 36; who landed in New York State in 1820; Alexander Averell landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1866; followed by Arthur Averell in 1878.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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    The Ebrill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ebrill 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 June 2012 at 17:32.

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