Andlay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Andlay family
The surname Andlay was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. Aunby is a village in Lincolnshire, which includes a Medieval deserted settlement visible as earthworks and cropmarks. Today the village is part of Carey Aunby and Holywell which had a population of 146 in 2001.
Early History of the Andlay family
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Andlay Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Andlay include Anby, Aunby, Andbie, Andby, Andelby, Aunbey, Anbey, Andbee, Anbee, Anburey and many more.
Early Notables of the Andlay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Andlay family
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Andlay or a variant listed above: Lewes Anbrey aged 13 who arrived in St. Christopher in 1635.
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