England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Itchington family lived at Echingham, in Sussex.
Early Origins of the Itchington family
Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Echingham from very ancient times some say from the time of the Norman Conquest by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Itchington family
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Itchington Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Itchington are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Itchington include Echingham, Etchingham, Echington, Etchington, Ichingham, Itchingham, Itchington, Ichington, Eckingham and many more.
Early Notables of the Itchington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Itchington family to Ireland
Some of the Itchington family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Itchington family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Itchington, or a variant listed above: James Etchingham who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1860.
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