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The Ilsley surname is a habitational name taken on from the villages of East and West Ilsley on the Berkshire Downs. These place names are derived from the Old English words "hild," meaning "strife," or "battle," and " le-ah," which is a clearing in the woods.

Ilsley Early Origins



The surname Ilsley was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Ilsley Spelling Variations


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Ilsley 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. Ilsley has been recorded under many different variations, including Illsley, Illsbey, Ilsley and others.

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Ilsley Early History


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Ilsley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ilsley research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ilsley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ilsley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ilsley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Ilsley or a variant listed above:

Ilsley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Ilsley, who came to New England in 1630 with his wife Barbara, and brother William
  • William Ilsley, who arrived in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1638
  • John Ilsley, who landed in Salisbury, Massachusetts in 1639

Ilsley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Arthur Ilsley, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Cyrus H. Ilsley, aged 54, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Beckman F. Ilsley, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1896

Ilsley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary H Ilsley, aged 8, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1903
  • Spencer Ilsley, aged 38, who settled in America, in 1904
  • Mary Ilsley, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Florence Ilsley, aged 36, who landed in America from Marlow, England, in 1912
  • John Hartley Ilsley, aged 36, who settled in America from Marlow, England, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ilsley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ilsley (post 1700)



  • Daniel Ilsley (1740-1813), American politician, U.S. Representative from Massachusetts
  • Edward Ilsley (1838-1926), English priest, who became the first Roman Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham, England
  • George Ilsley (1928-2016), Australian rules footballer
  • James Lorimer Ilsley (1894-1967), Canadian politician and jurist, member of the Canadian House of Commons

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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