The name Parly is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family 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 Parly family
The surname Parly 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 Parly family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parly research.Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1591, 1451, 1521, 1501, 1466, 1487, 1529, 1529, 1557, 1565 and 1614 are included under the topic Early Parly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Parly Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Parly are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Parly include: Barley, Barly, Barely, Barle, Barlay and others.
Early Notables of the Parly 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... Another 63 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Parly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Parly family to Ireland
Some of the Parly family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Parly family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Parly or a variant listed above: Anthony Barley who settled in Virginia in 1653; Elizabeth Barley settled in Barbados in 1654; Michael Barle arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1751.