Etoville History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Etoville family

The surname Etoville 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." [1]

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. " [1]

Early History of the Etoville family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Etoville research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1394, 1415, 1487, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Etoville History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Etoville Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few 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. Etoville has been spelled many different ways, including Estoteville, Estoville, Ettoville, Estovile, Etovile, Etoville, Estotteville, Estotevile, Estovy and many more.

Early Notables of the Etoville family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Etoville family

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 Etovilles to arrive in North America: 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..



  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.


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