Early Origins of the Aley family
The surname Aley was first found in Worcestershire
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 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Aley family
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Aley Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Aley were recorded, including Alye, Allye, Allie, Alley, Aley, Allee, Aleigh and many more.
Early Notables of the Aley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aley family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Aley family emigrate to North America:
Aley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Yguacio Aley, aged 38, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1842 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Aley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Frederick Aley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
- Eliza Aley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
- Alfred Aley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865