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Early Origins of the Iley family

The surname Iley was first found in Norfolk 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 Iley family

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Iley Spelling Variations

Iley 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. Spelling variants included: Illey, Ylley, Illie, Illes, Illiegh, Illeigh, Ilys, Ilyes, Iley, Ilney, Ile, Isle, Ilsley and many more.

Early Notables of the Iley family (pre 1700)

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Australia Iley migration to Australia +

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

Iley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Jame Iley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Iley (post 1700) +

  • John Iley (b. 1967), English motor racing aerodynamicist who was formerly the technical director for the Caterham F1 team
  • Jason Iley, English businessman born in London, Chairman and CEO of Sony Music UK
  • James Iley (1935-2018), English football player and manager who made nearly 550 appearances
  • Daniel Iley (1996-2013), Scottish silver medalist gymnast at the 2013 Northern European Championships

  1. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CALPHURNIA 1849. Retrieved from on Facebook