Early Origins of the Guildersly family
Norfolk 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 estates in that shire.
Early History of the Guildersly family
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Guildersly Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gildersleve, Gildersleeve, Gilderslieve, Gildensleeve, Gildensleve, Gildsleeve, Gildsleve, Guildersly and many more.
Early Notables of the Guildersly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Guildersly family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands. The name became very populous in New York in the 18th century. Richard Gildersleeve arrived in Connecticut in 1635. Isaac Guildersleeve, a potter, was in New England in 1670..
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