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Where did the English Henly family come from? What is the English Henly family crest and coat of arms? When did the Henly family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Henly family history?The Henly name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in one of the settlements called Henley in Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, and Warwickshire. The surname Henly belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Henly has undergone many spelling variations, including Henley, Henlee, Henleigh, Henlie, Henly, Hendleigh, Hendley, Hendlie, Hendlee, Henelly and many more.
First found in Somerset where they held a family seat from ancient times as Lords of the Manor of Henley, the main line of the family producing the Barons Henley, the Earls of Northington, the Barons Ongley and many other knightly branches.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henly research. Another 273 words(20 lines of text) covering the year 1613 is included under the topic Early Henly History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Henly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Henly family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 111 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Henly were among those contributors:
Henly Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Henly Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Henly Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Henly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Henly 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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