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Where did the English Cluley family come from? What is the English Cluley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cluley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cluley family history?The present generation of the Cluley family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the locality of Clulow, which was in the parish of Prestbury in the county of Cheshire.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cluley include Clulow, Clewly, Clewlow, Clulye, Clulee, Clewely, Cluley and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cluley research. Another 298 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1615, 1617, 1633, 1648, 1727, and 1804 are included under the topic Early Cluley History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Cluley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cluley were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Elizabeth Clewly who arrived in Boston in 1768 and Joseph Clewley in America in 1774.
The Cluley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cluley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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