Estell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The first people to use the distinguished Estell family name were found in the Barony of Estaile, in France.

Early Origins of the Estell family

The surname Estell was first found in Dumfriesshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Estell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Estell research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1778 is included under the topic Early Estell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Estell Spelling Variations

Huguenot surnames were only slightly Anglicized, and they remain to this day a distinct group of surnames in England. Nevertheless, Huguenot surnames have been subject to numerous spelling alterations since the names emerged in France. French surnames have a variety of spelling variations because the French language has changed drastically over the centuries. French was developed from the vernacular Latin of the Roman Empire. It is divided into three historic and linguistic periods: Old French, which developed before the 14th century; Middle French, which was used between the 14th and 16th centuries; and Modern French, which was used after the 16th century and continues to be in use today. In all of these periods, the French language was heavily influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when the barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heaviliy from the Italian language during the Renaissance. Huguenot names have numerous variations. The name may be spelled Esdale, Easdaile, Esdaile, Eskdale, Esdell, Esdel, Estdale and many more.

Early Notables of the Estell family (pre 1700)

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United States Estell migration to the United States +

Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Estell:

Estell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Estell, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Eliza Estell, aged 20, who arrived in New York, NY in 1855 [1]

Australia Estell migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Estell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Robert Estell, aged 30, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"

Contemporary Notables of the name Estell (post 1700) +

  • Dick Estell (1926-2016), American host and producer of The Radio Reader from 1964 to 2016
  • James M. Estell, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 11th District, 1857-58 [2]
  • Charles M. Estell, American Democrat politician, Chair of Allegany County Democratic Party, 1910; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1912 [2]
  • John Estell (1861-1928), Australian politician, Member of the New South Wales Parliament from 1899 until his death
  • Homer Estell Ezzell (1896-1976), American third baseman in Major League Baseball
  • Estell Bell, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 7th District, 1948 [3]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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