Learning History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Learning name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the village of Ernle, in the county of Sussex.

Early Origins of the Learning family

The surname Learning was first found in Sussex at West Wittering, a parish, in the union of West Hampnett, hundred of Manhood, rape of Chichester. "Wittering was the occasional residence of the bishops of Chichester from the thirteenth to the sixteenth century, when the episcopal palace, now called Cakeham Manor Place, became the property of the Ernley family; the ancient mansion has partly disappeared, and the remainder has been converted into a farmhouse." [1]

Important Dates for the Learning family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Learning research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1465, 1461, 1620, 1697, 1676, 1689, 1647 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Learning History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Learning Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Learning were recorded, including Ernle, Earnley, Ernley, Earnlie, Earnleigh and others.

Early Notables of the Learning family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include John Ernle, Esq.(died 1465), of Sidlesham, Sussex; John Ernle the Elder (born 1461), of Fosbury and Bishop's Cannings, Wiltshire; Sir John Ernle (1620-1697) was an English politician...
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Learning Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Learning family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Learning family emigrate to North America: Alexander Ernley arrived in Philadelphia in 1820.

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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