The history of the Jaquelin family name begins after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in Cambridgeshire
. This is a habitation
name. These names form one of the broadest categories of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties
Early Origins of the Jaquelin family
The surname Jaquelin was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Jaquelin family
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Jaquelin Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Jackling, Jacklin, Jacklings, Jacqueline, Jacoline and many more.
Early Notables of the Jaquelin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jaquelin family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Jaquelin or a variant listed above were: Edmund Jackling, who sailed to Boston in 1635; and George Jacklin who was on record in New York in 1862.