Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived on an island. The surname Isles is derived from the Old French word isle, which means island and has become the modern French word île. The surname Isles belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees. However, the name Isles may also be a patronymic surname derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal names Æl or Æthel.
Early Origins of the Isles family
Somerset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Isles family
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Isles Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Isles has been spelled many different ways, including Eyles, Eeles, Eels, Eylers and others.
Early Notables of the Isles family (pre 1700)
Wiltshire, an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Devizes in 1679; Sir Francis Eyles, 1st Baronet (died 1716), Governor of the Bank...
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Migration of the Isles family to Ireland
Some of the Isles family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Isles family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Isles Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
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