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Where did the English Danley family come from? When did the Danley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Danley family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Denly, Denleigh, Denlegh, Dennerly, Dennarly and others.

First found in Oxfordshire 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 1279 when Thomas de Denley held estates in that shire.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Danley research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1357, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Danley History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Danley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Danley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Catherine Danley, aged 28, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork

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  • R. C. Danley, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1936
  • Louis S. Danley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964; Candidate for Michigan State Senate 22nd District, 1964


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