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Darley is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Darley family lived in Derbyshire. They were originally from Erle in Calvados, Normandy, and it is from the local form of this name, D'Erle, which means, from Erle, that their name derives.

Darley Early Origins



The surname Darley was first found in Derbyshire at Darley, a parish, in the union of Bakewell, partly in the hundred of Wirksworth. Darley Abbey is a historic mill village, now a suburb of the city of Derby and Darley Dale, also known simply as Darley, is a town and civil parish. Darley Dale dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was first listed as Dereleie. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Darley Abbey was an Augustinian monastery that dates back to the 12th century when it was first listed as Derega. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
In the parish of Lastingham, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, the Darley family have been lords of the manor there for a considerable time.

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Darley Spelling Variations


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Darley Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Darley family name include Darley, Darleigh, Darligh, Darly and others.

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Darley Early History


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Darley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Darley research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1795, 1846 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Darley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Darley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Darley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Darley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Darley In Ireland


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Darley In Ireland



Some of the Darley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Darley family to immigrate North America:

Darley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Darley, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • Ross Darley, who arrived in Virginia in 1698

Darley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Darley who settled in Maryland in 1738
  • John and William Darley arrived in Philadelphia in 1798
  • Benjamin Darley, who landed in Mississippi in 1798
  • Thomas Darley, who arrived in Mississippi in 1798

Darley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard and William Darley arrived in Philadelphia in 1854

Darley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Darley, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1750

Darley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Darley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm
  • John Darley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm
  • Mary Darley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm

Darley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Darley, aged 37, a mason, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Mary Darley, aged 35, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Darley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Darley (post 1700)



  • J. Walter Darley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1940; Secretary of Connecticut Democratic Party, 1940
  • Blanche Darley, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Texas, 2004; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004, 2008
  • Ward Darley Jr. (1903-1979), American educator and physician who served as president of the University of Colorado and dean of its School of Medicine
  • Felix Octavius Carr Darley (1822-1888), American artist
  • John Darley (b. 1938), distinguished U.S. social psychologist
  • George Darley (1795-1846), Irish poet

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Per mare
Motto Translation: By sea.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Darley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Darley 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.

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