Early Origins of the Hedgelley family
The surname Hedgelley was first found in Cheshire
at Edgerley, a civil parish and township in the parish of Alford, union of Great Boughton, Lower division of the hundred
of Broxton. The first record of the surname was found in the year 1189 when Albert de Edgerdle held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Hedgelley family
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Hedgelley Spelling Variations
Hedgelley has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few 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. Many variations of the name Hedgelley have been found, including Edgerley, Edgelly, Edgely, Egerley, Egelly, Egely, Edgeley, Hedgely, Hedgerly and many more.
Early Notables of the Hedgelley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hedgelley family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hedgelleys to arrive on North American shores: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.