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Early Origins of the Paveley family

The surname Paveley was first found in Northamptonshire. One of the first records of the family was Sir Walter Paveley (1319-1375), soldier, son of Walter de Paveley. "Several families of the name of Paveley occur as holding lands in Northamptonshire, Kent, Somerset, and Wiltshire, during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The family to which Walter belonged seems to have been connected with the two former counties. During the reign of Edward II the heads both of the Wiltshire and Kentish families were called Walter." 1

His father, the aforementioned Walter de Pavely of Northamptonshire sided with Thomas of Lancaster, and was taken prisoner at Boroughbridge in 1322. He was later released and became Member of Parliament for Kent in 1324 as he had acquired lands in Kent through marriage.

Early History of the Paveley family

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Paveley Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pavely, Paveley, Pavely, Pavilly, Pavly, Pavelie and many more.

Early Notables of the Paveley family

Distinguished members of the family include

  • the Paveley family of Wiltshire

Migration of the Paveley family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Paveley (post 1700) +

  • Mr. John Paveley (b. 1731), Grand Prior of the Order of the Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem from 1358 to 1371 2

  1. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 31 October 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, on Facebook