The ancient roots of the Ernley family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Ernley comes from when the family lived in the village of Ernle, in the county of Sussex.
Early Origins of the Ernley family
The surname Ernley 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 Ernley family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ernley 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 Ernley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ernley Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Ernley has appeared include Ernle, Earnley, Ernley, Earnlie, Earnleigh and others.
Early Notables of the Ernley 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 Ernley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ernley family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Ernley arrived in North America very early:
Ernley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Alexander Ernley, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1820