Estotvile History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Estotvile family
The surname Estotvile was first found in Yorkshire where "Robert de Estoteville, became feudal lord of Cottingham in Yorkshire, and was succeeded there-in by his son, also named Robert, who added to his inheritance the lordship of Schypwic, in the name county, by marriage with Eneburga, a Saxon heiress." 
From this union, they had three sons: I. Robert, ancestor of the Lords of Cottingham, extinct in the male line temp. Henry III.; II. Osmund, progenitor of the Stutevilles of Dalham-hall, Suffolk, one of whom, Sir Martin Stuteville, served as sheriff of that county 10 James I.; and III. Patrick, who, receiving from his father the lands of Skipwith, assumed his name there-from, and founded the great house of Skipwith of Skipwith, now represented by Sir Gray Skipwith, Bart., of Prestwould, co. Leicester. " 
Early History of the Estotvile family
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Estotvile Spelling Variations
Estotvile has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Estoteville, Estoville, Ettoville, Estovile, Etovile, Etoville, Estotteville, Estotevile, Estovy and many more.
Early Notables of the Estotvile family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Estotvile family
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Estotviles to arrive on North American shores: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
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- ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.