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Eppall is an ancient name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of emigration that followed the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The name 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 Eppall was also a baptismal name meaning the son of Abel, and became a popular 13th century name meaning son.

Early Origins of the Eppall family


The surname Eppall 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 Eppall family

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Early History of the Eppall family


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Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1540, 1578, 1675, 1584, 1655, 1667 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Eppall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eppall Spelling Variations

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Eppall Spelling Variations


Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled 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 Eppall family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Eppall 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 Eppall family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Eppall family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Eppall or a variant listed above: 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 Eppall Motto

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The Eppall 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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Citations

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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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