The ancestors of the name Idelle date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Idelle family lived in the region of Idle at Calverley in Yorkshire
. Idelle is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation
names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Idelle family
The surname Idelle was first found in Herefordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Idelle family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Idelle research.Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1193, 1202, 1363, 1379, 1401, 1410, 1455 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Idelle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Idelle Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Idelle are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Idelle include: Idle, Idell, Idel, Idelle, Idil, Idill, Idille, Idylle, Idyll, Ydile and many more.
Early Notables of the Idelle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Idelle family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Idelle or a variant listed above: Christian Idle, who immigrated to Texas in 1846.