The surname Danley was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1279 when Thomas de Denley held estates in that shire.
Important Dates for the Danley family
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Danley Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Denly, Denleigh, Denlegh, Dennerly, Dennarly and others.
Early Notables of the Danley family (pre 1700)
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Danley migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Danley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Catherine Danley, aged 28, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland
Contemporary Notables of the name Danley (post 1700)
R. C. Danley, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1936 
Louis S. Danley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964; Candidate for Michigan State Senate 22nd District, 1964 
Helen Danley Rector, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State Senate 13th District, 1974