The earliest record of the surname found so far is an entry in the Calender of Patent Rolls of Edward II dated September 25 1331, when Bartholomew de EYTELEI is appointed Vicar of St Medoc near Dublin, Ireland.
In the 18th Century the name appears in family groups in Ashleworh and Hasfield in Gloucestershire with some individuals appearing in the records in neighbourimg counties. Some other stray individuals are found as far afield as Glasgow, Birmingham, Staffordshire, Nottingham and Kent and London.
In the mid-19th century the family groups appear in Chelsea, Finsbury and Shoreditch in London
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