Origins Available: English-Alt, English
England following the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is a name for a calf-heard which was in turn derived from the Old French word veel, meaning calf.
Early Origins of the Vile family
Gloucestershire where two knights by the name De Vile were honored in the Honour Roll of Battle Abbey in 1066 and were granted lands in that shire.
Early History of the Vile family
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Vile Spelling Variations
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 Veale, Veal, Viall, Vile, Viell and others.
Early Notables of the Vile family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vile family to Ireland
Some of the Vile family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Vile family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Vile name or one of its variants:
Vile Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Vile Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Vile Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Vile (post 1700)
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