Early Origins of the Betterley family
The surname Betterley was first found in Devon
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 1060 when Edwin of Butterleigh was allowed to retain his lands, including East Butterleigh, after paying allegiance to the King after the Norman Conquest
in 1066, a rare exception to the rule.
Early History of the Betterley family
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Betterley Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Butterly, Buttarley, Butterleigh, Betterly and many more.
Early Notables of the Betterley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Betterley family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.