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 1677 when Richard Dearnely lived in Manchester but tracing his roots back to the original Dearnley in Rochdale is proving difficult.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Theodor Denerling whom settled in New York in 1852. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..