England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Erlewind family lived in Normandy, France. The Normans frequently used the name of their estate in Normandy as part of their name.The family name Erlewind was brought to England after the Norman Conquest, when William the Conqueror gave his friends and relatives most of the land formerly owned by Anglo-Saxon aristocrats.
Early Origins of the Erlewind family
Normandy, where Herluin was Vicomte of Conteville. This family is linked through marriage to William the Conqueror who established the Plantagenet rule of England.
Early History of the Erlewind family
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Erlewind Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Erlewind family name include Herlwin, Herluin, Hurlin, Herlewin, Herling, Hurling, Hirwin, Erlewyn, Erlwin, Harlewyn and many more.
Early Notables of the Erlewind family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Erlewind family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Erlewind family to immigrate North America: Ann and Andreas Erlewyn, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1731; Mary Hirwin to Philadelphia in 1820; and Michael Hurling, to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1848.
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