The origins of the Idyl name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in the region of Idle at Calverley in Yorkshire
. Idyl 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 Idyl family
The surname Idyl was first found in Herefordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Idyl family
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Idyl Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Idyl were recorded, including Idle, Idell, Idel, Idelle, Idil, Idill, Idille, Idylle, Idyll, Ydile and many more.
Early Notables of the Idyl family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Idyl family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Idyl family emigrate to North America: Christian Idle, who immigrated to Texas in 1846.