Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived on an island. The surname Eylers is derived from the Old French word isle, which means island and has become the modern French word île. The surname Eylers belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees. However, the name Eylers may also be a patronymic surname derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal names Æl or Æthel.
Early Origins of the Eylers family
Somerset 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.
Early History of the Eylers family
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Eylers Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Eylers have been found, including Eyles, Eeles, Eels, Eylers and others.
Early Notables of the Eylers family (pre 1700)
Wiltshire, an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Devizes in 1679; Sir Francis Eyles, 1st Baronet (died 1716), Governor of the Bank...
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Migration of the Eylers family to Ireland
Some of the Eylers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Eylers family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Eylers, or a variant listed above:
Eylers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Eylers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Eylers (post 1700)
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