England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Rhall family lived in Kent. Their name, however, is a reference to Roisel, France, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.
Early Origins of the Rhall family
Kent, where they held a family seat from very early times, and where they were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Rhall family
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Rhall Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Rhall family name include Royle, Royal, Royell, Royl, Roille, Riall, Ryle, Ryall, O'Riall and many more.
Early Notables of the Rhall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rhall family to Ireland
Some of the Rhall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Rhall family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Rhall family to immigrate North America:
Rhall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Rhall (post 1700)
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