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Where did the English Salley family come from? What is the English Salley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Salley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Salley family history?The name Salley is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the county of Cheshire, where they held the estate of Sale. The surname Salley was originally derived form the Old English word soel which refers to a hall. In this case the original bearers of the surname Salley were either servants at the hall or resided near a dining hall.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Salley are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Salley include: Sale, Sail, Sales, Salle, Salley, Sally, Sallete, Sallett and many more.
First found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Salley research. Another 131 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1675, 1670 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Salley History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 51 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Salley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Salley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Salley or a variant listed above:
Salley Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Salley Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Salley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Salley 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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