Uncles History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 into England in 1066 and were granted lands in Dorset.

Early History of the Uncles family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Uncles research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1901 and 1636 are included under the topic Early Uncles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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)

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

Ireland 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 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Uncles migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

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 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Uncles (post 1700) +

  • Warren C. Uncles, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Port Limon, 1884 [2]


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.


  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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