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Where did the English Kirtley family come from? What is the English Kirtley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kirtley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kirtley family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Curtler, Courtler, Kirtler, Cirtler, Curtillier, Corteler, Cortler and many more.
First found in Essex 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 12the century when they held estates in that county.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kirtley research. Another 277 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1186, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Kirtley History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Kirtley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Kirtley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Kirtley Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
The Kirtley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kirtley 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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