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The surname Island was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1190 when William Hostiler held estates.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ostler, Hostler, Hosteller, Hostiller, Hustler, Oastler, Osler, Ossler, Husler and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Island research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1455, 1487 and 1614 are included under the topic Early Island History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Island Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Island Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
The Island Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Island Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
This page was last modified on 14 April 2014 at 16:19.