Hendlie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Hendlie family
The surname Hendlie was first found in Kent 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 county.
Early History of the Hendlie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hendlie research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1605, 1499, 1550, 1542, 1637, 1675, 1691, 1724, 1691 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Hendlie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hendlie Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hendlie has been recorded under many different variations, including Hednley, Hendlie, Hendlee, Hendlea, Hentley, Hentleigh, Hendleigh, Hentlea, Hentlee, Hendeley and many more.
Early Notables of the Hendlie family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Walter Hendley (1499-1550), of Cranbrook, Kent and Gray's Inn, London, an English politician for Canterbury, Kent in 1542; Sir Thomas Hendley, High Sheriff of Kent in 1637; Sir Walter Hendley, 1st Baronet of Cuckfield, Sussex (died 1675).
William Hendley (1691?-1724), was an English...
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Migration of the Hendlie family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hendlie or a variant listed above: 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..
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