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The ancestors of the Paisley family lived among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. Paisley is a name for someone who lived in the town of Paisley in Renfrew (now part of the Strathclyde region).

Paisley Early Origins



The surname Paisley was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, 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 Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Paisley Spelling Variations


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Paisley Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Paisley has been spelled Paisley, Pasley and others.

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Paisley Early History


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Paisley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paisley research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1179, 1199, 1202, and 1320 are included under the topic Early Paisley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Paisley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Paisley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Paisley In Ireland


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Paisley In Ireland



Some of the Paisley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlanti c. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them:

Paisley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Paisley arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1774 with his wife and brother John
  • John Paisley, aged 23, arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1774

Paisley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christopher Paisley, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Samuel Paisley, who landed in South Carolina in 1830
  • Joseph and Robert Paisley arrived in Philadelphia in 1844
  • Francis Paisley, who landed in New York in 1846
  • Jane Paisley, who landed in New York in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Paisley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Paisley, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Constance"
  • James Paisley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Paisley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Paisley (post 1700)



  • Brad Douglas Paisley (b. 1972), American multi award winning country singer, the 2008 CMA and ACM Male Vocalist of the Year
  • David Paisley (b. 1979), Scottish actor, known for his roles in Tinsel Town (2000), Sweat (2008) and Unhappy Birthday (2011)
  • Grégory Paisley (b. 1977), former French professional football defender
  • Chris Paisley (b. 1986), English professional golfer
  • Eileen Emily Paisley (b. 1934), Baroness Paisley of St George's, née Cassells, a Northern Irish Unionist politician, vice-president of the Democratic Unionist Party, wife of Ian Paisley
  • Stephen Paisley (b. 1983), Irish professional football central defender
  • Robert "Bob" Paisley OBE (1919-1996), English footballer player and manager, awarded the OBE in 1983
  • Ian Richard Kyle Paisley (b. 1926), Baron Bannside, Irish clergyman and politician, First Minister of Northern Ireland (2007-2008)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    6. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    10. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
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    The Paisley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Paisley 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.

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