Anglo-Saxon name Farleigh comes from the family having resided in Farley which was in several counties including Berkshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire, and Staffordshire. The surname Farleigh is an habitation name, which form a broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. Farley was originally derived from a pre-existing name for a town, village, parish, or farmstead.
Early Origins of the Farleigh family
Somerset where the first record of the family was Adam Farlegh who was listed there during the reign of Edward III. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Jacob de Farlegh in Wiltshire and Hugh de Farleye in Suffolk. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Farleigh family
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Farleigh Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Farley, Farleigh and others.
Early Notables of the Farleigh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Farleigh family to Ireland
Some of the Farleigh family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Farleigh family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Farleigh Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
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