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Where did the English Wrottersley family come from? What is the English Wrottersley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wrottersley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wrottersley family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wrottesely, Wrottesley, Rottesly, Rottersly, Wrottersley, Wrottsley, Wrottsly, Rottsley, Wroteley, Wrotesley, Wriothesley and many more.
First found in Staffordshire 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 1170 when Adam de Wrotteslega held estates in that shire. For those interested in further research of the early history of the surname we recommend the ancient Harleian Manuscripts which are in the archives of the British Museum. These Manuscripts are a Catalogue of the Herald's Visitations between 1510 and 1600. This distinguished surname Wrottesly is recorded in Manuscript: 1043, folio 45; 1046; 1077; and 1173. In Lancashire seek Manuscript 6159, folio 84.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wrottersley research. Another 297 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1306, 1348, 1524, 1538, 1st , 1597, 1616, 1441, 1457, 1521, 1607, 1667, 1573 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Wrottersley History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: those who came in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
The Wrottersley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wrottersley 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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