Adelie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Adelie is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the village of Adderley in Shropshire ; the village was known as "Eldredelei" in the Domesday Book and was held by Nigel the Doctor. 
One source notes a Norman connection to the family: "The name was derived from Doussainville, between Paris and Orleans. This family of De Dunstanville continued barons of Adderley in 1255. Henry de Adderley, a younger son, occurs in Staffordshire, 13th century , and 1310 Robert de Adderle is mentioned . The usage of those ages restricted the name of the barony to the family of its lords." 
Early Origins of the Adelie family
The surname Adelie was first found in Shropshire at Adderley, a village and civil parish that literally means "woodland clearing of a woman called Athryth," from the Old English personal name + "leah." 
Early History of the Adelie family
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Adelie Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Adelie has been spelled many different ways, including Adderley, Adderly, Addly, Adley, Aderly, Atherly, Atherley, Hadderley and many more.
Early Notables of the Adelie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Adelie family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Adelies to arrive in North America: John Adderley who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1734; Edward Adderly settled in Philadelphia in 1760; Susanna Atherley settled in Virginia in 1768.