Origins Available: English
The ancestors of the Esland family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in Huntingdon
. The name is also derived from the ancient baptismal name Ansell.
That name is derived from the Germanic elements ans,
It derived some popularity from the fact that it was borne by a number of famous medieval churchmen. Notably, St. Anselm (c.1033-1109), the Benedictine monk was known as "the father of Scholasticism."
Early Origins of the Esland family
The surname Esland was first found in Nottinghamshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Esland family
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Esland Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Aslin, Aslen, Aslan, Asslin, Aslein, Ascelin, Asselin, Asselyn, Astlen, Aslyn, Asling and many more.
Early Notables of the Esland family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Esland family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Esland or a variant listed above: John Aslein, who sailed to New York in 1811; and John Asslin, who was recorded in Ontario in 1879.