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Where did the English Medly family come from? What is the English Medly family crest and coat of arms? When did the Medly family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Medly family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Medley, Medleigh, Madley, Madleigh, Medlie, Medlee and many more.
First found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held a family seat at Buxsted.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Medly research. Another 331 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Medly History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Medly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Medly Settlers in the United States in the 17th 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: In deo fides
Motto Translation: Faith in God
The Medly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Medly 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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