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Where did the English Taly family come from? What is the English Taly family crest and coat of arms? When did the Taly family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Taly family history?The history of the Taly family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in the village of Raleigh in the county of Devon. This place-name was originally derived from the Old English ra leah meaning a meadow for deer.
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Taly include Raleigh, Rawleigh, Rawley, Rawle, Rawles and others.
First found in Devon where one of the first records of the name was William de Raley (or William de Ralegh or William Raleigh) (died 1250) a medieval judge, administrator and bishop.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Taly research. Another 303 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1552, 1618, 1605 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Taly History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 133 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Taly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Taly family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 183 words(13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Taly or a variant listed above: Sarah Rawleigh settled with her husband in Virginia in 1663; Mary Rawles settled in Virginia in 1653; Elizabeth Rawleigh settled in Pennsylvania in 1772.
The Taly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Taly 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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