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Where did the English Worlie family come from? What is the English Worlie family crest and coat of arms? When did the Worlie family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Worlie family history?The name Worlie was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Worlie family lived in Lancashire, in the township of Whalley while Whaley is a small village in Derbyshire.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Worlie have been found, including Whalley, Whaley, Walley, Whally and others.
First found in Lancashire where they were descended from Wyamarus Whalley, who accompanied William the Conqueror, from Normandy, and was the Standard Bearer at the Battle of Hastings. The Conqueror gave him the lordship of Whalley in the county of Lancaster. In 1296 an Abbot and about 20 monks arrived in Whalley to create a church that would become Whalley Abbey. One of the census records of the name was Robert de Whalley who died before 1193 and was listed as the rector of Rochdale.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Worlie research. Another 163 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1607, 1675, 1660, 1686 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Worlie History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 269 words(19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Worlie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Worlie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words(2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. 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 Worlie were among those contributors: General Edward Whalley who settled in Massachusetts Bay, and died there in 1679; Naomi Walley arrived in Pennsylvania in 1684; Elizabeth Walley settled in Virginia in 1650.
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: Mirabile in profundis
Motto Translation: Wonderful in the Depths.
The Worlie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Worlie 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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