The lineage of the name Styals begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the Cheshire
area, some say before the Norman invasion
, in 1066.
Early Origins of the Styals family
The surname Styals was first found in Bedfordshire
(Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England
, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon
kingdom of Mercia, where the family held a family seat
in early times. The earliest known bearer of the name was Reginald atte
Stighel, who was recorded in the Assize Rolls of 1227. The Styals family branched to other counties at an early date, also appearing in Somerset
, where William de Stile and Osmund Atthe Stihele were living in 1229 and 1234 respectively, as well as in Sussex
, where William ate Stegel was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls
Early History of the Styals family
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Styals Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Styals has undergone many spelling variations
, including Stiles, Styals, Styles, Style, Stoyle, Steggle, Steagall, Steggal and many more.
Early Notables of the Styals family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Styals family to Ireland
Some of the Styals family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Styals family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Styals were among those contributors: Francis Stiles, who settled in New England
in 1630; Joan Stiles, who immigrated to Boston in 1635; Nathaniell Stiles, who came to Virginia in 1639; as did Elizabeth Stiles in 1721.