Show ContentsCugley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Cugley comes from when the family resided in the parish of Cubley, which is located six miles from Ashboure in the county of Derby. The surname Cugley belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Cugley family

The surname Cugley was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat. From their early beginnings, for the next few centuries, the family name also acquired other estates or manors as branches established themselves throughout England. The major conflicts of the eras, such as the War of the Roses, the English Reformation, and the English Civil War sometimes found them to be in opposing camps, with conflicting interests.

Early History of the Cugley family

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Cugley Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cugley has been recorded under many different variations, including Cubley, Cubly, Coubelay, Cugley and others.

Early Notables of the Cugley family (pre 1700)

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United States Cugley migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cugley or a variant listed above:

Cugley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Minnie]] Cugley, who arrived in Virginia in 1620 [1]
  • John Cugley, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • Patrick Cugley, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cugley (post 1700) +

  • Ian Cugley (1945-2010), Australian composer

  1. 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) on Facebook