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Medley Early Origins



The surname Medley was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held a family seat at Buxsted.

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Medley Spelling Variations


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Medley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Medley, Medleigh, Madley, Madleigh, Medlie, Medlee and many more.

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Medley Early History


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Medley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Medley research. Another 331 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Medley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Medley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Medley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Medley 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Medley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Medley, who landed in Maryland in 1633-1641
  • Robert and John Medley, who came to Virginia in 1635
  • Elizabeth Medley, who landed in Maryland in 1638
  • Robert Medley, who landed in Virginia in 1641
  • William Medley, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Medley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A G Medley, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

Medley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Medley, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett"
  • Susannah Medley, aged 23, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora"

Medley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Hephzibah Medley arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of the Avon" in 1863
  • Florence Medley arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of the Avon" in 1863
  • Laura Medley arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of the Avon" in 1863
  • Ernest Medley arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of the Avon" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Medley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Medley (post 1700)



  • William Francis Medley (b. 1952), American Roman Catholic clergyman, Bishop of the Diocese of Owensboro, former priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville
  • Philip "Phil" Medley (1916-1997), American songwriter, best known for his song "Twist & Shout"
  • Linda Medley (b. 1964), American comic book author and illustrator
  • Z. A. Medley, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1944
  • W. C. Medley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1948
  • T. W. Medley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1912
  • Luke Medley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1960; Mayor of Cookeville, Tennessee, 1963
  • Leila Medley, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Missouri, 2008; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 2008
  • Lee Medley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008
  • Beverly M. Medley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1948
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Medley Historic Events


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Medley Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Albert V Medley, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Motto


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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: In deo fides
Motto Translation: Faith in God


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Medley Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Medley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Medley 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 November 2015 at 10:12.

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