Ernelle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Ernelle name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the village of Ernle, in the county of Sussex.

Early Origins of the Ernelle family

The surname Ernelle was first found in Sussex at West Wittering, a parish, in the union of West Hampnett, hundred of Manhood, rape of Chichester. "Wittering was the occasional residence of the bishops of Chichester from the thirteenth to the sixteenth century, when the episcopal palace, now called Cakeham Manor Place, became the property of the Ernley family; the ancient mansion has partly disappeared, and the remainder has been converted into a farmhouse." [1]

Important Dates for the Ernelle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ernelle research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1465, 1461, 1620, 1697, 1676, 1689, 1647 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Ernelle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ernelle Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Ernelle has undergone many spelling variations, including Ernle, Earnley, Ernley, Earnlie, Earnleigh and others.

Early Notables of the Ernelle family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include John Ernle, Esq.(died 1465), of Sidlesham, Sussex; John Ernle the Elder (born 1461), of Fosbury and Bishop's Cannings, Wiltshire; Sir John Ernle (1620-1697) was an English politician...
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ernelle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Ernelle family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Ernelle were among those contributors: Alexander Ernley arrived in Philadelphia in 1820.

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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