Charnley is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in Charnock. It was established there in a pair of townships in Standish in the county of Lancashire
. This surname is derived from the Old English Charnok
which means one who lives beside the pile of stones.
Often times this pile of stones
served a primitive marker to establish borders for villages or counties.
Early Origins of the Charnley family
The surname Charnley was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Charnley family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Charnley research.Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1526, 1581, 1588, 1645, 1614, 1587, 1648, 1624, 1628, 1680, 1630, 1693, 1656, 1690, 1663, 1696, 1696, 1670 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Charnley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Charnley Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Charnley family name include Chernock, Charnock, Chernick, Chernocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Charnley family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Charnock (c.1526-1581), an English alchemist and occultist who devoted his life to the quest for the Philosopher's Stone; Roger Charnock (1588-1645), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Newton in 1614; Thomas Charnock (1587-1648), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Newton in 1624... Another 107 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Charnley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Charnley family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Charnley surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Charnley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- H Charnley, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- Anthony Charnley, aged 21, who emigrated to America from Blackburn, in 1897
Charnley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Edith Charnley, aged 27, who landed in America from Morecambe, England, in 1907
- Fred Charnley, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Belfast, Ireland, in 1907
- Catherine Charnley, aged 47, who landed in America from England, in 1910
- Frederick A. Charnley, aged 37, who settled in America from Leeds, England, in 1919
- Charles Charnley, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
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Charnley Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Charles F. Charnley, aged 36, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1914
Contemporary Notables of the name Charnley (post 1700)
- Mitchell Vaughn Charnley (1898-1991), American pioneer in journalism education
- J. T. Charnley, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1916 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Ray Charnley (1935-2009), English footballer who played from 1954 to 1972, member of the England National Team in 1962
- Bill Charnley (b. 1895), English footballer who played for Stoke from 1919 to 1920
- Dave Charnley (b. 1935), English lightweight boxer, Undefeated British Lightweight Champion (1957-63)
- Bryan Charnley (1949-1991), English artist, most famous for a series of surreal self portraits
- Samuel "Sam" Charnley (1902-1977), Scottish footballer who played from 1925 to 1931
- James Callaghan "Chic" Charnley (b. 1963), Scottish former footballer who played from 1982 to 2003 and current coach
- Sir John Charnley (1911-1982), British orthopedic surgeon, who pioneered total hip replacement surgery
The Charnley 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: Soyez content
Motto Translation: Be happy