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Kirkley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Anglo-Saxon name Kirkley comes from the family having resided in the parish of Kirkley in the county of Suffolk as well as in Kirkley a township in the parish of Ponteland in the county of Northumberland.

Early Origins of the Kirkley family


The surname Kirkley was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from early times.

Early History of the Kirkley family


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Kirkley Spelling Variations


Kirkley 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: Kirkley, Kirkly, Kirklee, Kirkele, Kirkelee and others.

Early Notables of the Kirkley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kirkley family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kirkley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Kirkley, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Henry J. Kirkley, aged 18, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876

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