Aley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Important Dates for the Aley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aley research. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1041, 1543, 1046, 1092, 1153, 1166, 1451, 1539, 1455, 1487, 1810, 1510 and 1570 are included under the topic Early Aley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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)

Distinguished members of the family include William Alley (1510?-1570), English divine, Bishop of Exeter, a native of Chipping Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. "Early in the reign of Queen Elizabeth he became divinity reader at St. Paul's...
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Aley migration to the United States

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 [1]

Aley migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

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

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
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