Early Origins of the Vechell family
The surname Vechell 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 Vechell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vechell 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 Vechell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Vechell Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Vechell has been recorded under many different variations, including Vachell, Vaschell, Vachel, Vacschal, Vaschall, Vaschull, Vachill, Vechell, Veschell and many more.
Early Notables of the Vechell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vechell family to Ireland
Some of the Vechell 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 Vechell family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Vechell or a variant listed above: 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..