Mably History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Mably family
The surname Mably was first found in Derbyshire at Mapperley, a township, in the parish of KirkHallam, union of Belper, hundred of Appletree. "The ancient Manor-house, a half-timbered building with gables, is now in three tenements." 
In the Domesday Book of 1086, this township was known as Maperlie  and literally meant "maple-tree wood or clearing," from the Old English words "mapuldor" + "leah." 
Mapperley in Basford located in Nottinghamshire is another point of origin for the family. One source notes that Thomas Mapurley was a considerable man at Nottingham in the reign of Richard II (1377-1399.) Originally known as Thomas Holt of Mapperley, Derbyshire, he changed his name to Thomas Mapurley to note his estates. He was under-sheriff of Nottinghamshire (c.1387-1391) and for period Member of Parliament for Nottingham in 1388 and 1391. He was Mayor of the Mapperley (1402-1403.)
Early English rolls provide us a glimpse of the spelling variations used through Medieval times. Today we typically need to look beyond the spellings of these entries and concentrate on on a phonetic sound of the entries. Richard de Maborlay was a Freeman of York in 1353 and Thomas de Mapurleye was listed as holding lands in Nottinghamshire in 1381. 
Early History of the Mably family
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Mably Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Maberly, Maberley, Mably, Mapperly, Mapperlie, Mapperley, Mabilie, Mabbilie, Mabilard, Mapilard, Mabbilar, Mabilar, Mabbiler and many more.
Early Notables of the Mably family (pre 1700)
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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mably Settlers in United States in the 19th Century