Rhall is one of the names that was brought to 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
Early Origins of the Rhall family
The surname Rhall was first found in 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
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rhall research.Another 420 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1230, 1290, 1551, 1574, 1603, 1609, 1661, 1669, 1734, 1826, 1831, 1833, 1855, 1858, 1878, 1881, and 1894 are included under the topic Early Rhall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Rhall Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. 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.Another 119 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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
- Thomas Rhall, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Rhall (post 1700)
- Travyn Rhall, British CEO of Millward Brown, a British multinational market research firm