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The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066 brought the Rial family name to the British Isles. They 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.

Rial Early Origins



The surname Rial 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.

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Rial Spelling Variations


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Rial Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Royle, Royal, Royell, Royl, Roille, Riall, Ryle, Ryall, O'Riall and many more.

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Rial Early History


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Rial Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rial 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 Rial History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rial Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rial Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rial Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rial In Ireland


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Rial In Ireland



Some of the Rial 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.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Rial or a variant listed above were:

Rial Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Augusta Rial, aged 24, who landed in America from London, England, in 1914
  • Frederick Rial, aged 33, who settled in America from London, England, in 1914
  • Jose Rial, aged 38, who landed in America from Cardiff, Wales, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rial (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rial (post 1700)



  • Martha Rial (b. 1961), American independent photographer awarded the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography
  • Monica Jean Rial (b. 1975), American voice actress, known for her English voice over on a number of Japanese anime films and television series
  • William S. Rial, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 39th District, 1931-32
  • William H. Rial, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Genesee County, 1923, 1928
  • Mike Rial, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 2004
  • Bob Rial, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 2012
  • Waldemar José Rial Ferrari (b. 1940), Uruguayan basketball player who competed in the 1960 and the 1964 Summer Olympics
  • Núria Rial (b. 1975), Spanish soprano
  • Ali Rial (b. 1980), Algerian football player
  • José Héctor Rial Laguía (1928-1991), Argentine football player, Member of the Spain National Team (1955-1958)
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Rial Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rial Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 May 2016 at 19:22.

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