Earsley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Earsley family

The surname Earsley was first found in North Yorkshire at Yearsley, a township, in the parish of Coxwold, union of Easingwould, wapentake of Birdforth. [1] [2]

The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was known as Eureslage. [3] Literally the place name means "wood or clearing of the wild boar, or of a man called Eofor." [4]

Early History of the Earsley family

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Earsley Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Yearly, Yearsly, Yearling, Earsley and others.

Early Notables of the Earsley family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Earsley family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..


Contemporary Notables of the name Earsley (post 1700) +

  • DeAnna Earsley, American softball player at Utah State Aggies in 1993
  • Megan Lynn Earsley, American costume designer and actress, known for her work on Tweek City (2005), Need (2005) and Sharif Don't Like It (2006)
  • James L. Earsley, American inventor of the Swivel tree stand in 1996
  • Earsley Barnett, American wife of Major Carl Barnett, founder of Wings Jamaica earned the first pilot license granted to a woman in Jamaica in 1952


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


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