Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the parish of Eardley in Staffordshire.
Early Origins of the Erdly family
Staffordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Erdly family
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Erdly Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Erdly include Eardley, Eardisley, Erdley, Eardlie, Ardley, Ardlie, Eardleigh, Ardleigh, Ardisley and many more.
Early Notables of the Erdly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Erdly family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Erdly were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Marjorie Eardley who settled in New England in 1760; Catherine Eardly settled in Boston Mass in 1849.
Contemporary Notables of the name Erdly (post 1700)
The Erdly Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Non nobis solum
Motto Translation: Not for ourselves alone.
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