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Parle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Parle is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the county of Hertfordshire, where they took their name from the parish of Barley. Barley is also a village in the borough of Pendle, in Lancashire which dates back to 1266.

Early Origins of the Parle family


The surname Parle was first found in Hertfordshire, and perhaps Essex where Borley is a village and civil parish. Many of the family claim descent from the village and civil parish of Albury.

Early History of the Parle family


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Parle Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Parle family name include Barley, Barly, Barely, Barle, Barlay and others.

Early Notables of the Parle family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include William Barley (1451-1521) of Albury, Hertfordshire. He was attainted of treason for his support of Perkin Warbeck and lost all his lands. Pardoned in 1501, he was once again in possession of his lands, including the manors of Wicken, Elsenham, Albury, Wickhamstead and...
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Migration of the Parle family to Ireland


Some of the Parle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Parle family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Parle surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Anthony Barley who settled in Virginia in 1653; Elizabeth Barley settled in Barbados in 1654; Michael Barle arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1751.

Contemporary Notables of the name Parle (post 1700)


  • John Joseph Parle (1920-1943), United States Naval Reserve officer and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in World War II, his mother Mrs. Harry V. Parle sponsored the eponymous the USS Parle (DE-708), a Rudderow-class destroyer escort of the United States Navy
  • Michael Parle, British actor and a founding member of the production company Dark Window Media, Best Actor Foreign Feature Fright Night Film Festival (2016)
  • Stephen "Stevie" Parle (b. 1985), British chef from Birmingham, Guardian Young Chef of the Year (2010)
  • Luan Parle, Irish singer and songwriter, awarded Meteor Award Best Irish Female(2007), Irish Tatler Award Women Of The Year Music(2007) and The Big Buzz Awards Most Stylish Female(2008)

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