Origin of the Name Isbell
The origin of the name Isbell
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. Isbell is a baptismal name meaning, 'the son of Isabel' a very popular name of long ago. This name is of English descent and is found in many ancient manuscripts in the above country. Examples of such are a Walter Ysabelle, of County Oxfordshire, who was recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls' in England , in the year 1273. A John Isabell of County Norfolk was also recorded in the same year in this ancient document.
Names were recorded in these ancient documents to make it easier for their overlords to collect taxes and to keep records of the population at any given time. When the overlords acquired land by either force or gifts from their rulers, they created charters of ownership for themselves and their vassals. It was by creating, maintaining and updating these reference books that they were able to maintain their authority and enforce laws.
Other examples of this name were found in the person of a Matilda Isebell, who was recorded in the 'Poll Tax' of the West Riding of Yorkshire in 1379. In Ireland this name is of immigrant origin having been introduced into Ulster Province during the seventeenth century.
The Isbell coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Isbell descendants.