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The Angley surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the Old English personal name Angel, which is derived from the Latin Angelus and the Greek Angelos, which means a messenger. The personal name also appeared in the feminine forms of Angela and Angelina.

Early Origins of the Angley family


The surname Angley was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times, some say before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William in 1066 A.D. It is likely that this name originated in one of the conquering families of Angles who settled in Lancashire after the conquest of the Strathclyde Britons. The name was written in early records as Anglicus, but the name was carried from England to France as D'Anglars.

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Early History of the Angley family

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Early History of the Angley family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Angley research.
Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1618, 1694, 1636, 1655 and 1610 are included under the topic Early Angley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Angley Spelling Variations

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Angley 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 Angley 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 Angley include: Angell, Angel, Angle, Anegall, Anegal, Anegoll and others.

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Early Notables of the Angley family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Angley family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Charles Frederick Angell, Camberwell in Surrey; Thomas Angell (c.1618-1694), English settler, one of the four men who wintered with Roger Williams at Seekonk, Plymouth Colony, in early 1636, and then...
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Migration of the Angley family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Angley family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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 Angley or a variant listed above: John Angell of England who settled in Rhode Island in 1631. In Newfoundland, Samuel Angell who settled in Petty Harbourin 1725; Samuel Angel was a fisherman of St. John's in 1790.

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The Angley Motto

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The Angley Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Stare super vias antiquas
Motto Translation: I stand in the track of my ancestors.


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