Hunkittall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Hunkittall is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hunkittall family lived in Anctiville, Normandy, in the diocese of Coutances. The Hunkittall family migrated to England in the 11th century, settling in the county of Dorset.

Early Origins of the Hunkittall family

The surname Hunkittall was first found in the county of Dorset, in England, but for earlier origins the family can be traced to Tebotvilla in Normandy, where their territories were known as Weedon Beck. They accompanied Duke William of Normandy into England in 1066 and were granted lands in Dorset.

Important Dates for the Hunkittall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hunkittall research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1901 and 1636 are included under the topic Early Hunkittall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hunkittall Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Anketill, Ankatell, Anketil, Ankatel, Anchetill, Anchetell and many more.

Early Notables of the Hunkittall family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hunkittall family to Ireland

Some of the Hunkittall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hunkittall family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Hunkittall or a variant listed above were: Henry Anketell who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1844; Edward Anketall settled in the same city in 1851. The spelling Antle is found to have arrived in Newfoundland, in the early 1700's and have settled now in the areas of Victoria, St. John's, Fox Cove and Botwood..

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