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Multiple Origins for the Surname Alley



Alley Early Origins



The surname Alley 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.

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Alley Spelling Variations


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Alley 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. Alley has been spelled many different ways, including Alye, Allye, Allie, Alley, Aley, Allee, Aleigh and many more.

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Alley Early History


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Alley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alley research. Another 351 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, 1600, and 1810 are included under the topic Early Alley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Alley 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



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 Alleys to arrive in North America:

Alley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hugh Alley, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1635
  • John Alley, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1650
  • Philip Alley, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1655
  • Giles Alley, aged 42, landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1668
  • Marcus Alley, who landed in Maryland in 1669
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Alley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Susanna Alley, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • James Alley, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Jean Alley, who landed in New York in 1725

Alley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Alley, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1807

Alley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Alley, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Reliance"
  • Frances Alley, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Reliance"
  • Maria Alley, aged 26, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Navarino"

Alley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Alley, aged 26, a brickmaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • William Alley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mary Shepherd" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Alley (post 1700)



  • Louise Frances Koury Alley (1927-2015), American radio personality with station KWKH in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Kirstie Louise Alley (b. 1951), American Golden Globe Award winning actress, best known for her roles in Cheers (1982), Veronica's Closet (1997) and Look Who's Talking (1989)
  • Zebulon Doyle "Zeb" Alley (1928-2013), American lawyer, lobbyist, and politician
  • Tom Alley (1889-1953), American racecar driver
  • Tom W. Alley (b. 1942), former American football player and coach
  • Lindsey Erin Alley (b. 1977), American actress and singer
  • Steven James "The Cat" Alley (b. 1953), retired American professional ice hockey player
  • Vernon Alley (1915-2004), American jazz bassist
  • Fred Alley (1962-2001), American musical theatre lyricist and librettist
  • John Bassett Alley (1817-1896), American businessman and politician
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Alley


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Suggested Readings for the name Alley



  • Alley Highlights: Yesterday for Tomorrow by Virginia Miller Carey and Garnet Alley Hampton.

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Alley Family Crest Products


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Alley Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Alley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alley 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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