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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 Óle. 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 ∆l or ∆thel.

Eeles Early Origins



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.

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Eeles Spelling Variations


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Eeles Spelling Variations



Eeles has been spelled many different ways, including 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. Eyles, Eeles, Eels, Eylers and others.

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Eeles Early History


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Eeles Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eeles research. Another 439 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1338, 1688, 1716, 1703, 1679, 1716, 1679, 1735, 1715 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Eeles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eeles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eeles Early Notables (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...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eeles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • Henry Eeles, aged 26, arrived in Virginia in 1635

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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Isabella Eeles, aged 22, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Bee"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eeles (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eeles (post 1700)



  • Ernest Eeles, American politician, Mayor of Lawndale, California, 1963-64

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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The Eeles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eeles 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 14 January 2016 at 09:21.

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