Parlee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the bearers of the Parlee family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in the county of Hertfordshire, where they took their name from the parish of Barley. Barley is also a village in the borough of Pendle, in Lancashire which dates back to 1266.
Early Origins of the Parlee family
The surname Parlee was first found in Hertfordshire, and perhaps Essex where Borley is a village and civil parish. Many of the family claim descent from the village and civil parish of Albury.
Important Dates for the Parlee family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parlee research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1591, 1451, 1521, 1501, 1466, 1487, 1529, 1529, 1557, 1565 and 1614 are included under the topic Early Parlee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Parlee Spelling Variations
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 Parlee include Barley, Barly, Barely, Barle, Barlay and others.
Early Notables of the Parlee family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include William Barley (1451-1521) of Albury, Hertfordshire. He was attainted of treason for his support of Perkin Warbeck and lost all his lands. Pardoned in 1501, he was once again in possession of his lands, including the manors of Wicken, Elsenham, Albury, Wickhamstead and Moulsham. he was High Sheriff of...
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Parlee migration to the United States
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 Parlee or a variant listed above:
Typical Parlee Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Parlee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Eliza C. Parlee, aged 45, who landed in America from London, in 1892
Parlee migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Parlee Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Peter Parlee U.E. who settled in Sussex Vale [ Sussex Corner], New Brunswick c. 1784 
- Mr. Peter Parlee Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 
Parlee Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Emma Parlee, aged 34, who settled in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, in 1908
Contemporary Notables of the name Parlee (post 1700)
- Kim Parlee (b. 1970), Canadian anchor and host of SqueezePlay on BNN
- T. Babbitt Parlee (1914-1957), Canadian lawyer and political figure who represented the city of Moncton in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick (1952 to 1957)
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