Early Origins of the Records family
family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1191 when Richewardus de Westberi held estates in that county.
Early History of the Records family
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Records Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Records include Record, Ricord, Rickward, Rikecord, Rikeworth, Rickworth, Rykeward, Rickward, Rickword, Rickwood, Rickcord, Records and many more.
Early Notables of the Records family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Records family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Records were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Records Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Records (post 1700)
Records Family Crest Products