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Exley is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Exley family once lived in Eckershall, historically in three places: one in the parish of Bradford in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the second in the parish of Blackburn in the county of Lancaster; and the third in a parish in the county of Stafford.

Exley Early Origins



The surname Exley was first found in Worcestershire 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.

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Exley Spelling Variations


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Exley Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Exley family name include Eckershall, Eckersall and others.

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Exley Early History


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Exley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Exley research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Exley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Exley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Exley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Exley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Exley surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Exley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fred Exley, aged 33, who settled in America from Yorkshire, in 1893
  • Bertram Exley, aged 3, who landed in America from Bradford, in 1894
  • Hiram Exley, aged 48, who landed in America from Dewsbury, in 1897

Exley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frances Exley, aged 38, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1907
  • Alfred Exley, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Sutton, in 1907
  • Mary Ann Exley, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Sutton, in 1907
  • Emily Exley, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Harrogate, England, in 1914
  • Mary Exley, aged 65, who settled in America from Harrogate, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Exley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Exley (post 1700)



  • John Onins Exley Jr. (1867-1938), American rower
  • Zack Exley (b. 1969), American political and technology consultant
  • Frederick E. "Fred" Exley (1929-1992), American novelist
  • Sheck Exley (1949-1994), American cave-diving pioneer and author
  • H. L. Exley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1916 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George H. "Mick" Exley (b. 1911), English former professional rugby league footballer
  • Vicky Exley (b. 1975), English international women's footballer

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Exley Historic Events


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Exley Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Ida Exley, American 2nd Class passenger from North Braintree, Massachusetts, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  11. ...

The Exley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Exley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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