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The ancient history of the Headley name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in one of a variety of similarly-named places. Headley in Hampshire is the oldest. The surname Headley belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Headley Early Origins



The surname Headley was first found in Shropshire and Hampshire. One of the first records of the name was Siward de Hedeleia who was listed in 1148, in Winton, Hampshire. Stephen de Hedleye was listed the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire in 1327. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Alan de Hedleg, and Nicholas de Heddeleg in Shropshire and the Yorkshire Poll Tax Records of 1379 list Willelmus de Hedlay and Margareta de Hedelay. [2]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)

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Headley Spelling Variations


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Headley Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Headley include Headley, Heggeley, Headly, Hedley, Hedly, Hedlegg, Hedleigh, Headlee, Headleigh, Hegeley and many more.

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Headley Early History


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Headley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Headley research. Another 345 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1832 are included under the topic Early Headley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Headley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Headley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Headley 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Headley or a variant listed above:

Headley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Headley, who arrived in Maryland in 1665 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Headley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Headley, who settled in Maryland in 1722
  • Michael Headley, who landed in America in 1764 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Headley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Headley, who arrived in Indiana in 1852 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Headley, who arrived in Indiana in 1852 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Headley, aged 34, who landed in New York in 1854 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John, Edward, and Jacob Headley, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865

Headley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Headley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • Ann Headley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • Sarah Arabella Headley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • John Edward Headley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm

Headley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Headley, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Headley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Headley (post 1700)



  • Samuel F. Headley, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 9th District, 1841-43
  • Russell Headley, American Democrat politician, National Democratic Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1896
  • Joel T. Headley, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Orange County 1st District, 1855; Secretary of State of New York, 1856-57
  • David Headley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1944
  • Josephine Headley (b. 1891), American silent film actress
  • Joel Tyler Headley (1813-1897), American clergyman, historian and politician, Secretary of State of New York
  • Maria Dahvana Headley (b. 1977), American writer
  • Fern James Headley (1901-1956), American professional ice hockey defenceman
  • Shari Headley (b. 1964), American actress
  • Hal Price Headley (1888-1962), American owner and breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses, founder of Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Headley


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Suggested Readings for the name Headley



  • George Lemley [also Headley] and Wife Catherine Yoho and Their Descendants for Two Centuries by Alvah John Washington Headlee.
  • Headlee (also Headly) Migrations by Alvah John Washington Headlee.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm

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  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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