Origins Available: French
In ancient France the name Queile was first used in the region of Auvergne. It was a name for someone who lived in the departments of Cantal and Puy-de-Dôme; the place-name survives in the name of the department of Aveyron, located just to the south of the historic province of Auvergne.
Early Origins of the Queile family
The surname Queile was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France where the family has held a family seat
since early times.
Early History of the Queile family
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Queile Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Queile is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Queuille, Queuilles, Queuile, Queuiles, Queille, Queilles, Queile, Queiles, Queuil, Queuils, Queil, Queils, Ceuil, Ceuils, Ceuile, Ceuiles, Ceuille, Ceuilles, de Queuille, la Queuille and many more.
Early Notables of the Queile family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Queile family to the New World and Oceana
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Queile has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Queile were Peter M. Queheille settled in Philadelphia in 1809.