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The Anglo-Saxon name Axley comes from the family having resided in the parish of Bysshebury in Staffordshire, where they held lands and a family seat at Oxley. Axley is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. In this case the original bearers of the surname were the dwellers near the ox-meadow.

Axley Early Origins



The surname Axley was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Axley Spelling Variations


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Axley Spelling Variations



Axley has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Oxley, Oxly, Oxleigh and others.

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Axley Early History


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Axley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Axley research. Another 252 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Axley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Axley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Axley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Axley 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Axleys to arrive on North American shores:

Axley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Errol Axley, aged 12, who landed in America from Sangre Granda, Trinidad, in 1917
  • Ernest A. Axley, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1918

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Contemporary Notables of the name Axley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Axley (post 1700)



  • Eric Allen Axley (b. 1974), American professional PGA golfer

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Axley Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Axley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Axley 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 20 February 2014 at 16:09.

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