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Epeels is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the given name Hevel, which means evanescence. It is also possibly derived from an Old German word which means noble one. The surname Epeels was also a baptismal name meaning the son of Abel, and became a popular 13th century name meaning son.

Early Origins of the Epeels family


The surname Epeels was first found in the counties of Kent, Derbyshire and Essex. "Abell was also an Essex family, although branches spread into the counties of Kent and Derby." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

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Early History of the Epeels family

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Early History of the Epeels family


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Epeels Spelling Variations

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Epeels Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Epeels include Abell, Abel, Able, Habel, Abeel, Abelson, Abelle, Abele, Ablson, Ebelson, Abill, Abilson, Aball, Abeal, Eblson and many more.

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Early Notables of the Epeels family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Epeels family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Abel, the celebrated Scottish singer during the reign of King Charles II; John Abel (1578-1675), an English carpenter and mason, "King's Carpenter", born in Sarnesfield, Herefordshire; William Abell (ca. 1584-1655), an English vintner who became Master of the...
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Migration of the Epeels family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Epeels family to the New World and Oceana


In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Epeelss to arrive on North American shores: Robert Abel who came in the fleet with Winthrop in 1630 and landed at Weymouth. Robert his son joined the expedition of Sir William Phipps to Quebec in 1690..

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The Epeels Motto

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The Epeels Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vive le Roi
Motto Translation: Long life to the King.


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  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.

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