The ancient history of the Osaile name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in the county of Cheshire
, where they held the estate of Sale. The surname Osaile was originally derived form the Old English word soel
which refers to a hall.
In this case the original bearers of the surname Osaile were either servants at the hall
or resided near a dining hall. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Osaile family
The surname Osaile was first found in Cheshire
but the family can be found throughout ancient Britain in early years. The Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 list Robert a la Sale. Placita de Quo Warranto, temp.
Edward I-III lists Nicholas de la Sale, temp. 20 Edward I
and William de la Sale. Robert de la Sale was Bailiff of Norwich in 1327. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
"About the time of Edward I., Thomas, son of William De la Sale, held twelve acres of land in Ickleford, Hertfordshire. According to Cussans, the Hertfordshire Sales hailed from Scotland nearly two centuries ago, and he mentions Francis Sale, a gentleman who was married at Ashwell in 1694." CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
Early History of the Osaile family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Osaile research.Another 66 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1675, 1670, 1671, 1697, 1736 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Osaile History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Osaile Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Osaile include Sale, Sail, Sales, Salle, Salley, Sally, Sallete, Sallett and many more.
Early Notables of the Osaile family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: William Sayle (c.
1590-1675), English explorer and later settler of the Bahamas, the first governor of colonial South Carolina from 1670-1671; and... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Osaile Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Osaile family to Ireland
Some of the Osaile family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Osaile family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Osaile or a variant listed above: Edward Sale settled in Boston in 1635; William, James, Mary and John Sale settled in Charles Town, South Carolina, in 1767; John Sales and his wife settled in Salem in 1630.