Home

Digital Products

Prints

Apparel

Home & Barware

Gifts


Customer Service



Ithol History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The old, proud Ithol name comes from the Welsh personal name Ithel, which was originally derived from the Middle Welsh forename Ithael.

Early Origins of the Ithol family


The surname Ithol 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 Ithol family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ithol research.
Another 123 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ithol History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ithol 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 Ithol name over the years has been spelled Ithel, Ithell, Ithil, Ithill and others.

Early Notables of the Ithol family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Ithol Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Ithol family to the New World and Oceana


Many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in the 19th and 20th centuries, searching for land, work, and freedom. Like the many other immigrants from the British Isles, they made a significant contribution to the development of Canada and the United States. The Welsh and their descendents added a rich cultural tradition to the newly developed towns, cities, and villages. An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Ithol: William Ithell settled in Virginia in 1663; another William Ithell arrived in Philadelphia in 1881.

Ithol Family Crest Products



See Also


Sign Up