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Where did the English Baxley family come from? What is the English Baxley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Baxley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Baxley family history?The origins of the Baxley name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Baxley was originally derived from a family having lived in Sussex and Buckingham. The Baxley surname is a habitational name derived from any of various places named Beckley, such as those in Kent, Oxfordshire, and Sussex. The place name Beckley comes from the Old English name becca with the Old English word leah, meaning a clearing in the forest.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Baxley include Beckley, Beckly, Bistley, Bickley and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baxley research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1661 is included under the topic Early Baxley History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Baxley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Baxley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Baxley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Baxley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baxley 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.
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