Echerslay is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Echerslay family once lived in Eckershall, historically in three places: one in the parish of Bradford in the West Riding of Yorkshire
, the second in the parish of Blackburn in the county of Lancaster; and the third in a parish in the county of Stafford.
Early Origins of the Echerslay family
The surname Echerslay was first found in Worcestershire
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 Echerslay family
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Echerslay Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Echerslay family name include Eckershall, Eckersall and others.
Early Notables of the Echerslay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Echerslay family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Echerslay surname or a spelling variation of the name include: James Eccleshall who settled in Georgia in 1820.