July History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
July is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is derived from the personal name Julian, which was both masculine and feminine in Old English. Consequently, both patronymic and metronymic surnames are derived from this name. The personal name Julian was originally derived from both the Latin masculine name Julianus and the Latin feminine name Juliana; these were both names of saints and enjoyed great popularity.
Early Origins of the July family
The surname July was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the July family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our July research. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1574, 1591, 1743, and 1774 are included under the topic Early July History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
July 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 July 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 July include: Julian, Jullian, Julyan, Juliane, Julion, Gillian and others.
Early Notables of the July family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the July family to Ireland
Some of the July family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the July family
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 July or a variant listed above: William Julian, who sailed to Virginia as one of the first settlers to America in 1609; Sara Julian to Virginia in 1618; William Julian to Virginia in 1623.
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