Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Eskwell is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in one of the various settlements named Ashwell in the counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, and Salop.
Early Origins of the Eskwell family
Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Eskwell family
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Eskwell Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Eskwell has been spelled many different ways, including Ashwell, Aswell, Ashewell, Aishwell, Ayshwell, Aswell, Ashwall, Askwell, Ashwill, Askwill, Ayskwell, Eshwell, Eswell, Eskwell, Eskwill, Aeshwell, Eskwalle, Eshwall and many more.
Early Notables of the Eskwell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eskwell family to Ireland
Some of the Eskwell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Eskwell family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Eskwells to arrive in North America: Ann Ashwell who settled in Virginia in 1650; Henry settled in Virginia 1639; Mary settled in Virginia in 1652; William settled in Virginia in 1653.
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