as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Popley, who came to Maryland in 1660; Richard Popley, who arrived in Maryland in 1669; and William Popley, who arrived in Virginia in 1675.