Eeles History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the name Eeles date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence on an island. The surname Eeles is derived from the Old French word isle, which means island and has become the modern French word île. The surname Eeles belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees. However, the name Eeles may also be a patronymic surname derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal names Æl or Æthel.
Early Origins of the Eeles family
The surname Eeles was first found in Somerset 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 Eeles family
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Eeles Spelling Variations
Eeles has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Eeles have been found, including Eyles, Eeles, Eels, Eylers and others.
Early Notables of the Eeles family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir John Eyles, Lord Mayor of London; John Eyles (died 1703), of Great St. Helens, London and Southbroom, near Devizes, Wiltshire, an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Devizes in 1679; Sir Francis Eyles, 1st Baronet (died 1716), Governor of the Bank of England; and his son, Sir John Eyles, 2nd Baronet (1683-1745) of Gidea Hall, Essex, a British financier. He served as a director of the Bank of...
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Eeles migration to the United States +
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Eeless to arrive on North American shores:
Eeles Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Nathaniel Eeles, who arrived in Virginia in 1618 
- Edward Eeles, aged 20, who landed in St Christopher in 1635 
- Henry Eeles, aged 26, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 
Eeles migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Eeles Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Joseph Eeles, English convict from Oxford, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia 
- Isabella Eeles, aged 22, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Bee"
Contemporary Notables of the name Eeles (post 1700) +
- Ernest Eeles, American politician, Mayor of Lawndale, California, 1963-64 
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html