The name Headerlie belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their having lived in the village of Adderley in Shropshire; the village was known as "Eldredelei" in the Domesday Book
and was held by Nigel the Doctor. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early Origins of the Headerlie family
The surname Headerlie was first found in Shropshire
at Adderley, a village and civil parish that literally means "woodland clearing of a woman called Athryth," from the Old English personal name
+ "leah." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Headerlie family
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Headerlie Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Headerlie include Adderley, Adderly, Addly, Adley, Aderly, Atherly, Atherley, Hadderley and many more.
Early Notables of the Headerlie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Headerlie family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Headerlie were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: John Adderley who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1734; Edward Adderly settled in Philadelphia in 1760; Susanna Atherley settled in Virginia in 1768.