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The ancient roots of the Idill family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Idill comes from when the family lived in the region of Idle at Calverley in Yorkshire. Idill 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.

Idill Early Origins



The surname Idill was first found in Herefordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Idill Early History


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Idill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Idill 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 Idill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Idill Spelling Variations


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Idill Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Idill has appeared include Idle, Idell, Idel, Idelle, Idil, Idill, Idille, Idylle, Idyll, Ydile and many more.

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Idill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Idill Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Idill arrived in North America very early: Christian Idle, who immigrated to Texas in 1846.

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