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Exell is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in Eckershall, historically in three places: one in the parish of Bradford in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the second in the parish of Blackburn in the county of Lancaster; and the third in a parish in the county of Stafford.

Exell Early Origins



The surname Exell was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Exell Spelling Variations


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Exell Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Exell has been recorded under many different variations, including Eckershall, Eckersall and others.

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Exell Early History


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Exell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Exell research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Exell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Exell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Exell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Exell or a variant listed above:

Exell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christo Exell, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1727

Exell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Exell, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • Harriet Exell, aged 29, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • Frederick Exell, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Exell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Exell (post 1700)



  • Arthur Wallis Exell (1901-1993), English cryptographer, taxonomist and phytogeographer, Deputy Keeper of Botany at the British Museum
  • Gavin Exell (b. 1962), former Australian rules footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Exell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Exell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 May 2015 at 04:06.

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