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The origins of the Oatley name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the parish of Oteley found in the counties of Shropshire, Suffolk and the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Oatley Early Origins



The surname Oatley was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Oatley Spelling Variations


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Oatley 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 Oatley were recorded, including Ottley, Otley, Oatley, Oteley, Oatly and others.

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Oatley Early History


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Oatley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oatley research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1434, 1716, 1601, 1649, 1643, 1644, 1646, 1626, 1670, 1661 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Oatley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Oatley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oatley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Francis Ottley (1601-1649), English Royalist knight, military governor of Shrewsbury in 1643 and later High Sheriff of Shropshire (1644-1646)...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Oatley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Oatley family emigrate to North America:

Oatley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Oatley, who arrived in Virginia in 1697

Oatley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margaret Oatley, an English convict, who arrived in Maryland in 1761

Oatley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Oatley, Sr. ( c. 17691839), English-born colonial Australian watchmaker and one-time convict who arrived in Sydney, New South Wales in 1815 aboard the "Marquis of Wellington"
  • George Oatley, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Nugget"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Oatley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Oatley (post 1700)



  • Sir George Herbert Oatley (1863-1950), English architect noted for his work in Bristol
  • Sir Charles Oatley (1904-1996), English Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Cambridge
  • Neil Oatley (b. 1954), English Engineer, designer of Grand-Prix winning race cars
  • Robert Ian "Bob" Oatley AO (1928-2016), Australian businessman, winemaker and yachtsman, owner of the eight-time Sydney-Hobart-winning yacht Wild Oats XI, founder of the Rosemount winery in 1969
  • Keith Oatley FRSC FBPsS, English-born, Canadian novelist, and professor emeritus of cognitive psychology at the University of Toronto
  • Jacqueline Anne Oatley, British sports broadcaster for BBC Sport

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Oatley Historic Events


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Oatley Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. S Oatley, British Electrical Artificer 4th Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Oatley Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Oatley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oatley 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 July 2016 at 11:13.

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