Ecklionbay is one of the many new names that came to England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Ecklionbay family lived in Cumberland.
Early Origins of the Ecklionbay family
The surname Ecklionbay was first found in Cumberland
where they were Lords of the Manor of Aglionby from very ancient times. They were descended from Ranulph, Earl of Carlisle, Lord of Cumberland
and Carlisle, who exchanged the earldom of Chester for that of Carlisle. The Earls of Chester were previously viscounts of Bessin in the department of Calvados in Normandy
. The first in Cumberland
about 1150 was Walter de Aguilon.
The township of Linstock in Cumberland was home to the family in later years. "A little north-eastward of Linstock is Drawdykes Castle, originally erected with the materials of the Roman wall, which crossed its site, and partially rebuilt in the seventeenth century, by John Aglionby, Esq., recorder of Carlisle, who placed on the battlements three Roman stone busts, which yet remain: this ancient seat is now a farmhouse." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Ecklionbay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ecklionbay research.Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1583, 1715, 1780, 1520, 1587, 1536, 1610, 1603, 1643, 1643, 1642 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Ecklionbay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ecklionbay Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Aglionby, Agglionby, Acclionby, Aclionby and others.
Early Notables of the Ecklionbay family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Edward Aglionby (1520-ca. 1587), English poet, educated at Eton, and elected to King's College, Cambridge, 1536, Justice of the Peace in Warwickshire
, and wrote a genealogy of Queen Elizabeth; and John Aglionby (died... Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ecklionbay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ecklionbay family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England
, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Ecklionbay name or one of its variants: Will Aglionby settled in Georgia, no date was recorded.