Henly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Henly name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in one of the settlements called Henley in Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, and Warwickshire. The surname Henly belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Henly family

The surname Henly 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.

Important Dates for the Henly family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Henly research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1613, 1612, 1696 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Henly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Henly Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Henly has undergone many spelling variations, including Henley, Henlee, Henleigh, Henlie, Henly, Hendleigh, Hendley, Hendlie, Hendlee, Henelly and many more.

Early Notables of the Henly family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Henly family to Ireland

Some of the Henly family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Henly migration to the United States

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Henly were among those contributors:

Henly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Henly, who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Tho Henly, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 [1]
  • Lawrence Henly, who arrived in Maryland in 1671 [1]
  • Ralph Henly, who settled in Barbados in 1678
Henly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ralph Henly, who settled in Virginia in 1720
  • Sigmont Henly, aged 41, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
Henly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Edward Henly, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • John Henly, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1818 [1]
  • Ann Henly, aged 18, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Thomas Henly, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Henly migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Henly Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Henry Henly, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • William Henly, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • Bridget Henly, aged 18, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"

Contemporary Notables of the name Henly (post 1700)

  • John C. Henly, American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from Idaho Territory, 1868-70 [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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