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Where did the English Exley family come from? What is the English Exley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Exley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Exley family history?Exley is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Exley family once lived in Eckershall, historically in three places: one in the parish of Bradford in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the second in the parish of Blackburn in the county of Lancaster; and the third in a parish in the county of Stafford.
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Exley family name include Eckershall, Eckersall and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Exley research. Another 133 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Exley History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Exley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Exley surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Exley Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Exley Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Exley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Exley 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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