Norley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Norley family

The surname Norley was first found in Cheshire 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 13th century when they held a family seat at Norley in that shire.

Early History of the Norley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Norley research. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Norley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Norley Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Norley, Norley, Norleigh, Norlea, Norlie, Northley, Nothleigh, Northleigh, Norleighe, Norely and many more.

Early Notables of the Norley family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Norley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Norley migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Norley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hen Norley, who settled in Virginia in 1669
Norley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mary Norley, who settled in Philadelphia in 1736
  • Mary Norley, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1736 [1]
Norley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Stephen Norley, who settled in Philadelphia in 1860

Contemporary Notables of the name Norley (post 1700) +

  • Louis H. Norley, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 11.3 aerial victories


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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