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The origins of the Clewley name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the locality of Clulow, which was in the parish of Prestbury in the county of Cheshire.

Clewley Early Origins



The surname Clewley was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Clewley Spelling Variations


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Clewley Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Clewley were recorded, including Clulow, Clewly, Clewlow, Clulye, Clulee, Clewely, Cluley and many more.

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Clewley Early History


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Clewley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clewley research. Another 298 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1615, 1617, 1633, 1648, 1727, and 1804 are included under the topic Early Clewley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Clewley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Clewley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Clewley 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Clewley family emigrate to North America:

Clewley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Eliz Clewley, who landed in Virginia in 1643

Clewley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Clewley arrived in America in 1774

Clewley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Clewley, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    11. ...

    The Clewley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Clewley 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.

    This page was last modified on 21 December 2016 at 18:57.

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