Early Origins of the Vagell family
The surname Vagell was first found in Berkshire where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Vagell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vagell research.Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1139, 1483, 1530, 1532, 1455, 1487, 1603, 1809, 1602, 1658, 1645 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Vagell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Vagell Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Vagell has appeared include Vachell, Vaschell, Vachel, Vacschal, Vaschall, Vaschull, Vachill, Vechell, Veschell and many more.
Early Notables of the Vagell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vagell family to Ireland
Some of the Vagell family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 107 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 Vagell family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Vagell arrived in North America very early: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..