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.
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of this family name include: Norley, Norley, Norleigh, Norlea, Norlie, Northley, Nothleigh, Northleigh, Norleighe, Norely and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henry Norleigh, who arrived in Virginia sometime between 1666 and 1667; Hen Norley, who came to Virginia in 1669; Mary Norley, who came to Philadelphia in 1736.