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Idyll History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestors of the Idyll surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the region of Idle at Calverley in Yorkshire. Idyll 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 Idyll family


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

Early History of the Idyll family


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Idyll Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Idyll include Idle, Idell, Idel, Idelle, Idil, Idill, Idille, Idylle, Idyll, Ydile and many more.

Early Notables of the Idyll family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Idyll family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Christian Idle, who immigrated to Texas in 1846.

Contemporary Notables of the name Idyll (post 1700)


  • Clarence P Idyll, Canadian biologist

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