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The Ausley surname is thought to have been a habitational name, from a now lost place name in Southern England, perhaps from the name of the river name Ouse and the Old English "le-ah," meaning a "wood."

Ausley Early Origins



The surname Ausley was first found in Salop (Shropshire) 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 year 1300 when they held in that shire.

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Ausley Spelling Variations


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Ausley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ousely, Ouseley, Owsley, Owseley, Oosely, Osly, Osley, Oursley, Housley and many more.

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Ausley Early History


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Ausley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ausley research. Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1570, 1624, and 1640 are included under the topic Early Ausley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ausley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ausley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ausley 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ausley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Ausley (aged 28), a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"

Ausley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • G. E. Ausley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Chile" in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ausley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ausley (post 1700)



  • Loranne Ausley, American Democrat politician, Member, Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008
  • DuBose Ausley (b. 1937), American attorney, Chairman of the Florida Board of Regents (1981 to 1983)
  • Loranne Ausley (b. 1963), American politician and attorney from Florida

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Ausley Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    The Ausley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ausley 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 28 October 2015 at 09:45.

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