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Christley Surname History



The ancestors of the first family to use the name Christley lived among the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The name Christley comes from Christopher or perhaps from Christian.


Early Origins of the Christley family


The surname Christley was first found in Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area where they held a family seat at Carvant. By 1296 they had moved northward to Stirlingshire and there is a section of the Stirling Antiquary called "the Christies and their doings." A charter from 1457 granted by the abbot of Lindores mentions John Chrysty as a burgess. Later, John Chryste was listed as burgess of Aberdeen in 1530.

Early History of the Christley family


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Christley Spelling Variations


In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Christley has been spelled Christie, Chrystie, Chrysty, Christy, McChristie, McChristy, Christe, Christi and many more.

Early Notables of the Christley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Christley family to Ireland


Some of the Christley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Christley family to the New World and Oceana


In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Christley: Agnes Christie settled in Maryland in 1736; Thomas settled in Georgia in 1732; Richard settled in St. Christopher in 1635; Alexander Christy arrived in New York in 1738.

Contemporary Notables of the name Christley (post 1700)


  • Edward A. P. Christley, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, 1922-35 (acting, 1922-23) [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Alfred M. Christley (b. 1860), American politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1908; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1912; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 41st District, 1921-24 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Roxanne Christley, American producer, known for her work on All They Knew Were Apples (2009)
  • Jaime Neal Christley (b. 1977), American producer from Groton, Connecticut, known for his work on The Unspeakable Act (2012)

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Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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