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.
Early Origins of the Idill family
The surname Idill was first found in Herefordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Idill family
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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.
Early Notables of the Idill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Idill family to the New World and Oceana
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.