The present generation of the Cluley family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the locality of Clulow, which was in the parish of Prestbury in the county of Cheshire.
Early Origins of the Cluley family
The surname Cluley was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Cluley family
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Cluley Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cluley include Clulow, Clewly, Clewlow, Clulye, Clulee, Clewely, Cluley and many more.
Early Notables of the Cluley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cluley family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cluley were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Elizabeth Clewly who arrived in Boston in 1768 and Joseph Clewley in America in 1774.
Contemporary Notables of the name Cluley (post 1700)
- Herbert D. Cluley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1972 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html