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Where did the English Perley family come from? What is the English Perley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Perley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Perley family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Perle, Pearl, Pearle, Pear, Parl, Perl, Purl, Purle, Pearlman, Perlman and many more.

First found in Oxfordshire 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 year 1259 when Henry and Reginald Perle held a family seat in Oseney in that shire.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Perley research. Another 264 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1316, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Perley History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Perley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Perley Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Allen Perley, aged 27, landed in New England in 1635
  • John Perley, who arrived in New England in 1689

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  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Perley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Perley 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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