The Jeckyl surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the baptismal nameJukel or Gikel.
The surname Jeckyl referred to the son of Jukel
which belongs to the category of patronymic
surnames. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest
, which meant son
, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius
, which meant son
. By the 14th century, the suffix son
had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius
were more common in the north of England
and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.
Early Origins of the Jeckyl family
The surname Jeckyl was first found in Hampshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Jeckyl family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jeckyl research.Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1174, 1201, 1273, 1273, 1670, 1663, 1738, 1697, 1717, 1702, 1717 and 1738 are included under the topic Early Jeckyl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jeckyl Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Jeckyl are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Jeckyl include: Jeckell, Jeckel, Jekyl, Jekyll, Jeckyll, Jeckyl, Jekylls, Jekel and many more.
Early Notables of the Jeckyl family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jeckyl family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Jeckyl or a variant listed above: John Jeckyll, who sailed to New England
in 1733; George Jekel to Philadelphia in 1844; Peter Jeckel to America in 1853; Thomas Jaekle to New York in 1861.