Denley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Denley family

The surname Denley 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 Denley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Denley research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1357, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Denley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Denley Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Denly, Denleigh, Denlegh, Dennerly, Dennarly and others.

Early Notables of the Denley family (pre 1700)

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Denley migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Denley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Denley, aged 15, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Indian" [1]
  • W. Denley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Denley (post 1700)

  • Catherine Denley, English mezzo-soprano
  • Randall Denley, Canadian journalist for the Ottawa Citizen, author and politician
  • Jim Denley, Australian flautist

Citations

  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The INDIAN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Indian.htm
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