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Where did the English Eardley family come from? What is the English Eardley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Eardley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Eardley family history?The ancestors of the Eardley surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the parish of Eardley in Staffordshire.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Eardley include Eardley, Eardisley, Erdley, Eardlie, Ardley, Ardlie, Eardleigh, Ardleigh, Ardisley and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eardley research. Another 263 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1824 are included under the topic Early Eardley History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Eardley Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Non nobis solum
Motto Translation: Not for ourselves alone.
The Eardley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eardley 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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