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The ancestors of the name Henley date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Henley family lived in one of the settlements called Henley in Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, and Warwickshire. The surname Henley belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Henley Early Origins



The surname Henley was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from ancient times as Lords of the Manor of Henley, the main line of the family producing the Barons Henley, the Earls of Northington, the Barons Ongley and many other knightly branches.

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Henley Spelling Variations


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Henley Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Henley are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Henley include: Henley, Henlee, Henleigh, Henlie, Henly, Hendleigh, Hendley, Hendlie, Hendlee, Henelly and many more.

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Henley Early History


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Henley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henley research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1613, 1612, 1696 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Henley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Henley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Henley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Henley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Henley In Ireland


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Henley In Ireland



Some of the Henley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Henley or a variant listed above:

Henley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christopher Henley settled in Virginia in 1622
  • Christopher Henley, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • John Henley, who landed in Virginia in 1658
  • Henry Henley, who landed in Maryland in 1667
  • John Henley, who arrived in Maryland in 1669

Henley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edmd Henley, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Samuel Henley settled in the Bay of Bulls in 1708
  • William Henley, who landed in Virginia in 1717
  • Alice Henley and husband settled in Jamaica in 1722
  • Ann, Dorothy, and Rebecca Henley all settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1725
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Henley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Henley, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • George Henley, who arrived in Alabama in 1858

Henley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Henley was a fish merchant at Greenspond, Newfoundland in 1776 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Mrs. Esther Henley U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 306 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Simon Henley U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Adjt. James Henley U.E. born in Maryland, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he served in the Maryland Loyalists Regiment [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Henley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Henley was a merchant of St. John's, Newfoundland in 1843 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Henley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Henley, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  • Thomas Henley, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • William Henry Henley, aged 48, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett"
  • Henry Henley, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Navarino"
  • Mary Henley, aged 17, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Amazon"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Henley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Henley, aged 21, a farmer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1873
  • Charles Henley, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Thomas Henley, aged 39, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Catherine Henley, aged 37, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Albert Henley, aged 7, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Henley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Henley (post 1700)



  • Wallace Henley, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Texas 7th District, 2000
  • Thomas Jefferson Henley (1810-1865), American Democrat politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1832; U.S. Representative from Indiana 2nd District, 1843-49
  • Paul A. Henley, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1948, 1950; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1952
  • Robert Henley, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 36th District, 1986
  • Mary Jean Henley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1936
  • Lynette Henley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004
  • John J. Henley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1964
  • Jim Henley, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 7th District, 2006
  • James G. Henley, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Board of Education, 1905
  • James A. Henley, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 2nd District, 1938
  • ... (Another 32 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Henley


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Suggested Readings for the name Henley



  • Hensley Family Records, and Allied Families of Other Spellings, Like Henlee, Hendly, etc.,; Revolutionary Period, War 1812, and Indian Wars, also Indian Land Chains by Annie Walker Burns.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Henley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Henley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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