Bearely History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Bearely name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Bearely was originally derived from a family having lived 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 Bearely family

The surname Bearely 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 Bearely family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bearely 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 Bearely History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bearely Spelling Variations

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 Bearely include Barley, Barly, Barely, Barle, Barlay and others.

Early Notables of the Bearely 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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Migration of the Bearely family

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: Anthony Barley who settled in Virginia in 1653; Elizabeth Barley settled in Barbados in 1654; Michael Barle arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1751.

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