Earnley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Earnley come from when the family resided in the village of Ernle, in the county of Sussex.
Early Origins of the Earnley family
The surname Earnley 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." 
Early History of the Earnley family
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Earnley Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Earnley has been recorded under many different variations, including Ernle, Earnley, Ernley, Earnlie, Earnleigh and others.
Early Notables of the Earnley 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...
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Migration of the Earnley family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Earnley or a variant listed above: Alexander Ernley arrived in Philadelphia in 1820.
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.