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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.
The surname Kirkley was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from early times.
Kirkley has been spelled many different ways, including 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. Kirkley, Kirkly, Kirklee, Kirkele, Kirkelee and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kirkley research. Another 291 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1223, 1273, 1639, and 1687 are included under the topic Early Kirkley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
More information is included under the topic Early Kirkley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kirkley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Kirkley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kirkley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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