Hundley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Hundley is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Hundley family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Hundley family lived in Handley, Hampshire. The name was local in nature, and was originally derived from the Old English words heah, which meant high, and leah, which meant wood. Another derivation indicates that the name is a corruption of the Norman place-name Andeli which was brought over after the Conquest in 1066.  And yet another source claims the name was derived from Hanley, parishes in Staffordshire, Worcestershire, and Lincolnshire. 
Early Origins of the Hundley family
The surname Hundley was first found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 in various counties and shires: Tristram de Hanle in Suffolk; William de Hanleye Salop (Shropshire); and Warin de Hannclaye in Lincolnshire. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list: Robertus de Hannclay; Peter de Hanlay; and Willelmus de Hanlay. 
Early History of the Hundley family
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Hundley Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hundley have been found, including Handley, Hanley, Handeley, Hanly and others.
Early Notables of the Hundley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hundley family to Ireland
Some of the Hundley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Hundley migration to the United States +
For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. 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 Hundley were among those contributors:
Hundley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Godfrey Hundley, aged 24, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 
Hundley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Isaiuh Hundley, aged 3, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
- Mrs. J. Hundley, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
- Joseph Hundley, aged 51, who landed in America, in 1894
Hundley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Jessie Hundley, aged 34, who landed in America from Cape Town, in 1905
- Dorothea L. Hundley, aged 43, who immigrated to America from London, England, in 1914
- Francis Hundley, aged 13, who landed in America from London, England, in 1920
- Bernard C. Hundley, who landed in America, in 1920
- John C. Hundley, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1920
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Contemporary Notables of the name Hundley (post 1700) +
- Richard Albert Hundley (1931-2018), American pianist and composer of art songs for voice and piano from Cincinnati, Ohio
- Rodney Clark "Rod" Hundley (1934-2015), American basketball player and television broadcaster
- Todd Randolph Hundley (b. 1969), retired American Major League Baseball catcher
- Sterling Clinton Hundley (b. 1976), American illustrator and painter
- Cecil Randolph "Randy" Hundley Jr. (b. 1942), retired American Major League Baseball catcher
- Nicholas John "Nick" Hundley (b. 1983), American Major League Baseball catcher for the San Diego Padres
- John Walker Hundley (1841-1914), Baptist minister and church leader in Virginia
- John Walker Hundley (1899-1990), American musical comedy singer, actor and CBS television executive
- H.R. Hundley, American college football coach
- Elliott Hundley (b. 1975), American artist and sculptor
- ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Related Stories +
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ 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)