Estill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Estill family

The surname Estill 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.

Important Dates for the Estill family

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

Estill 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 Estill family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Estill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Estill migration to the United States

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

Estill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Martha R. Estill, aged 22, who arrived in America, in 1896
Estill Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • T. G. Estill, aged 33, who arrived in America, in 1904
  • Garner Estill, aged 11, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • Gordon N. Estill, aged 10, who arrived in America, in 1910
  • Irving Gray Estill, who arrived in America, in 1910
  • Wallace Estill, aged 14, who arrived in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Estill (post 1700)

  • Michelle Estill (b. 1962), American professional LPGA golfer
  • Josephine Antoinette "Jo" Estill (1921-2010), American singer, singing voice specialist and voice researcher, founder of Estill Voice Training
  • Macin E. Estill (1906-1975), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1948 [1]
  • John Holbrook Estill (1840-1907), American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Georgia, 1888; Candidate in primary for Governor of Georgia, 1902 [1]
  • James A. Estill, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1864, 1876; Common Pleas Court Judge in Ohio [1]
  • Elmo M. Estill, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1940 [1]
  • Barry J. Estill, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Supervisor of Delhi Township, Michigan, 1988 [1]
  • John Estill Vickery (b. 1950), American stage and film actor known for his work in Babylon 5 and Star Trek
  • Samuel Estill Whitaker (b. 1886), American Democrat politician, Judge of U.S. Court of Claims, 1939-64 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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