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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Adley surname 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)


Adley Early Origins



The surname Adley 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." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Adley Spelling Variations


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Adley Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Adley are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Adley include: Adderley, Adderly, Addly, Adley, Aderly, Atherly, Atherley, Hadderley and many more.

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Adley Early History


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Adley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adley research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 163 and 1637 are included under the topic Early Adley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Adley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Adley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Adley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Adley or a variant listed above:

Adley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edmond Adley, who arrived in Long Island in 1646
  • Hugh Adley, who arrived in Maryland in 1674

Adley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Adley, who landed in North Carolina in 1733

Adley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cornelius Adley, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1844
  • Annie Adley, aged 17, who landed in America from Roundstone, in 1899

Adley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Eliza Adley, aged 36, who settled in America from Plumstead, in 1904
  • Minnie Adley, aged 10, who emigrated to the United States from Plumstead, in 1904
  • William Alfred Adley, aged 49, who landed in America from London, in 1906
  • Dennis White Adley, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Adley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Adley (post 1700)



  • Hogan Gladden Adley, American Brigadier General in the Confederate States Army
  • Carlos "Big Daddy Carlos" Adley (b. 1968), American nightclub and restaurant owner
  • Robert Adley (b. 1947), American politician, Louisiana State Senator
  • Warren Adley, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 39th District, 1873
  • Robert Adley (1935-1993), British politician

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Adley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Adley 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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