The origins of the Earnleigh name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Earnleigh was originally derived from a family having lived in the village of Ernle, in the county of Sussex.
Early Origins of the Earnleigh family
The surname Earnleigh was first found in Sussex
at West Wittering, a parish, in the union of West Hampnett, hundred
of Manhood, rape of Chichester. "Wittering was the occasional residence of the bishops of Chichester from the thirteenth to the sixteenth century, when the episcopal palace, now called Cakeham Manor Place, became the property of the Ernley family; the ancient mansion has partly disappeared, and the remainder has been converted into a farmhouse." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Earnleigh family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Earnleigh research.Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1465, 1461, 1620, 1697, 1676, 1689, 1647 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Earnleigh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Earnleigh Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Earnleigh include Ernle, Earnley, Ernley, Earnlie, Earnleigh and others.
Early Notables of the Earnleigh family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include John Ernle, Esq.(died 1465), of Sidlesham, Sussex; John Ernle the Elder (born 1461), of Fosbury and Bishop's Cannings, Wiltshire; Sir John Ernle (1620-1697) was an English politician... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Earnleigh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Earnleigh family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Alexander Ernley arrived in Philadelphia in 1820.