The name Uncles arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Uncles family lived in Anctiville, Normandy
, in the diocese of Coutances. The Uncles family migrated to England
in the 11th century, settling in the county of Dorset.
Early Origins of the Uncles family
The surname Uncles was first found in the county of Dorset
, in England
, but for earlier origins the family can be traced to Tebotvilla in Normandy
, where their territories were known as Weedon Beck. They accompanied Duke William of Normandy
in 1066 and were granted lands in Dorset.
Early History of the Uncles family
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Uncles Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Anketill, Ankatell, Anketil, Ankatel, Anchetill, Anchetell and many more.
Early Notables of the Uncles family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Uncles family to Ireland
Some of the Uncles family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 151 words (11 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 Uncles family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Uncles Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Uncles, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
Contemporary Notables of the name Uncles (post 1700)
- Warren C. Uncles, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Port Limon, 1884 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Uncles Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Vade ad formicam
Motto Translation: Go to the ant.