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The ancestors of the name Eiles date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Eiles family lived on an island. The surname Eiles is derived from the Old French word isle, which means island and has become the modern French word Óle. The surname Eiles 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 Eiles may also be a patronymic surname derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal names ∆l or ∆thel.

Eiles Early Origins



The surname Eiles 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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Eiles Spelling Variations


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Eiles Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Eiles are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Eiles include: Eyles, Eeles, Eels, Eylers and others.

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Eiles Early History


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Eiles Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eiles 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 Eiles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eiles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eiles 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 Eiles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Eiles or a variant listed above:

Eiles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Eiles, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1807

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Eiles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eiles 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 17 January 2014 at 14:14.

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