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The origins of the Paley surname are uncertain. It may have derive from the Middle English words "pale," and "eye," in which case it was likely a nickname which evolved into a name. Or it may come from an Old Scandinavian personal name, "Palle," which was probably originally an ethnic name for someone from Poland.

Paley Early Origins



The surname Paley was first found in Yorkshire where the name was first borne as a personal name by a powerful Dane mentioned in the Saxon Chronicle as Pallig A.D. 1101. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Paley Spelling Variations


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Paley Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Paley has been recorded under many different variations, including Paley, Pailey, Palley, Pallie, Pailley, Pailie and many more.

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Paley Early History


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Paley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paley research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1101, 1379, 1591, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Paley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Paley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Paley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Paley 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Paley or a variant listed above:

Paley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Paley, who came to Virginia in 1670

Paley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Paley, who came to Baltimore in 1811
  • William Paley, who arrived in Maryland in 1811
  • Robert Paley, who arrived in Baltimore in 1830
  • Joseph Paley, who came to Philadelphia in 1868

Paley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Paley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1851 from London 12 05 1851 and southampton with Captain Roskell, arrived Port Adelaide on 1-09-1851. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Asia.htm
  • John Paley, English convict from Yorkshire, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Paley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Paley (post 1700)



  • Tom Paley (b. 1928), American banjo-player
  • Grace Paley (1923-2007), Acclaimed poet and short story writer
  • William S Paley (1901-1990), American broadcaster, founder of CBS
  • William Paley (1743-1805), English theologian and moral philosopher
  • Edward Graham Paley (1823-1895), English architect
  • Raymond Edward Alan Christopher Paley (1907-1933), English mathematician

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Paley Historic Events


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Paley Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Horace Paley, DSM, British Petty Officer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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Paley Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1851 from London 12 05 1851 and southampton with Captain Roskell, arrived Port Adelaide on 1-09-1851. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Asia.htm
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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The Paley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Paley 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 November 2015 at 12:31.

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