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Cayley is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Cayley family lived in Norfolk, where they were Lords of the Castle of Cailly.

Cayley Early Origins



The surname Cayley was first found in Norfolk where one of the first records of the name was William de Kailli, de Caly who was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls of 1210. Alternatively the name Caley, is a fairly common Manx name. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Cayley Spelling Variations


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Cayley Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Cailly, Calley, Callis, Cally, Caley, Cayley and many more.

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Cayley Early History


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Cayley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cayley research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1661, 1610, 1681, 1602, 1667, 1640, 1635, 1708, 1654, 1727, 1663, 1717 and 1576 are included under the topic Early Cayley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cayley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cayley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Cawley (1602-1667), British politician, MP for Midhurst in 1640 and regicide who fled to the Netherlands and then Switzerland after the Restoration; Sir William Cayley, 2nd Baronet (1635- c. 1708); Sir Arthur Cayley, 3rd Baronet (c. 1654-1727); and John Calley...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cayley 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, travelling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cayley or a variant listed above:

Cayley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J Cayley, aged 35, landed in New York, NY in 1849

Cayley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Harriet Cayley, aged 29, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Star Queen"

Cayley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Cayley landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Bernian
  • Thomas Cayley, aged 38, a shipwright, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Mary Ann Cayley, aged 37, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Rebecca Cayley, aged 13, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Thomas Cayley, aged 11, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cayley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cayley (post 1700)



  • Sir Digby William David Cayley (b. 1944), 11th Baronet of Brompton, English peer
  • Sir Kenelm Henry Ernest Cayley (1896-1967), 10th Baronet of Brompton, English peer
  • Sir George Everard Arthur Cayley (1861-1917), 9th Baronet of Brompton, English peer
  • Sir George Allanson Cayley (1831-1895), 8th Baronet of Brompton, English peer
  • Sir Digby Cayley (1807-1883), 7th Baronet of Brompton, English peer
  • Sir Thomas Cayley (1732-1792), 5th Baronet of Brompton, English peer
  • Sir George Cayley (1707-1791), 4th Baronet of Brompton, English peer
  • Charles Bagot Cayley (1823-1883), English linguist
  • Arthur Cayley (1821-1895), English mathematician who postulated the Cayley-Hamilton theorem and Cayley's theorem, eponym of the Cayley lunar crater
  • Sir George Cayley (1771-1857), 6th Baronet of Brompton, English engineer and pioneer of aviation, "the father of aerodynamics"
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Cayley Historic Events


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Cayley Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. John James Cayley (1871-1914), Canadian First Class Passenger from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Callide et honeste
Motto Translation: Wisely and honourably.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Cayley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cayley 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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