The ancestry of the name Earnly dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the village of Ernle, in the county of Sussex.
Early Origins of the Earnly family
The surname Earnly 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 Earnly family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Earnly research.Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1465, 1461, 1620, 1697, 1676, 1689, 1647 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Earnly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Earnly Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Earnly have been found, including Ernle, Earnley, Ernley, Earnlie, Earnleigh and others.
Early Notables of the Earnly 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 Earnly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Earnly family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Earnly, or a variant listed above:
Earnly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Earnly, who landed in Maryland in 1669 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)