The old, proud Ithil name comes from the Welsh personal name
Ithel, which was originally derived from the Middle Welsh
Early Origins of the Ithil family
The surname Ithil was first found in Denbighshire
(Welsh: Sir Ddinbych), a historic county in Northeast Wales
created by the Laws in Wales
Act 1536, 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 Ithil family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ithil research.Another 123 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ithil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ithil Spelling Variations
Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh
surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations
. These spelling variations
began almost as soon as surname usage became common. People could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh
names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic
language of the Welsh
used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Ithil name over the years has been spelled Ithel, Ithell, Ithil, Ithill and others.
Early Notables of the Ithil family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Ithil Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ithil family to the New World and Oceana
began to emigrate to North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s in search of land, work, and freedom. Those that arrived helped shape the industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. The records regarding immigration and passenger show a number of people bearing the name Ithil: William Ithell settled in Virginia in 1663; another William Ithell arrived in Philadelphia in 1881.