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.
Early Origins of the Clewley family
The surname Clewley was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Clewley family
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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.
Early Notables of the Clewley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Clewley family to the New World and Oceana
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 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)
Clewley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Joseph Clewley, who arrived in America in 1774
Clewley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- John Clewley, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752