Barly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Barly date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the county of Hertfordshire, where they took their name from the parish of Barley. Barley is also a village in the borough of Pendle, in Lancashire which dates back to 1266.

Early Origins of the Barly family

The surname Barly was first found in Hertfordshire, and perhaps Essex where Borley is a village and civil parish. Many of the family claim descent from the village and civil parish of Albury.

Important Dates for the Barly family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barly research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1591, 1451, 1521, 1501, 1466, 1487, 1529, 1529, 1557, 1565 and 1614 are included under the topic Early Barly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barly Spelling Variations

Barly has been spelled many different ways. 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. Many variations of the name Barly have been found, including Barley, Barly, Barely, Barle, Barlay and others.

Early Notables of the Barly family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include William Barley (1451-1521) of Albury, Hertfordshire. He was attainted of treason for his support of Perkin Warbeck and lost all his lands. Pardoned in 1501, he was once again in possession of his lands, including the manors of Wicken, Elsenham, Albury, Wickhamstead and Moulsham. he was High Sheriff of...
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Barly migration to the United States

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 Barlys to arrive on North American shores:

Barly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Roger Barly, who landed in Virginia in 1643 [1]
  • Antho Barly, who arrived in Virginia in 1656 [1]
  • Richard Barly, who arrived in Virginia in 1679 [1]
  • John Barly, who landed in Virginia in 1695 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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