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The lineage of the name Radley begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the parish of Radley in the county of Berkshire. The surname Radley is both topographic and habitational since it was originally derived from the Old English word Redleah, referring to those individuals who lived by the reed stream, and also refers to the place-name in Berkshire. Today Radley is a village and civil parish northwest of the centre of Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Originally in Berkshire, it was transferred in 1974.

Radley Early Origins



The surname Radley was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Radley Spelling Variations


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Radley Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Radley has undergone many spelling variations, including Radley, Radleigh, Radlee, Radlie, Radle and others.

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Radley Early History


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Radley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Radley research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Radley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Radley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Radley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Radley 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Radley were among those contributors:

Radley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Radley, who came to Virginia in 1649
  • Richard Radley, who landed in Virginia in 1649
  • Mary Radley, who arrived in Maryland in 1669
  • Henry Radley, who arrived in Maryland in 1670
  • Thomas Radley, who arrived in Virginia in 1686

Radley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Radley, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1727
  • Thomas Radley, who came to New England in 1765

Radley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Radley, who landed in New York in 1834
  • M Radley, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Charles E Radley, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Auguste Radley, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1896

Radley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ernest Radley, aged 5, who landed in America from Sheffield, in 1906
  • Hilda Radley, aged 2, who landed in America from Sheffield, in 1906
  • Henry Rowland Radley, aged 21, who settled in America from Leeds, England, in 1909
  • E S Radley, aged 46, who settled in America, in 1912
  • Eleanor Mary Radley, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Radley Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Elisabeth Radley, aged 35, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1913
  • Elizabeth Radley, aged 51, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1921
  • Grace Radley, aged 28, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1923

Radley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Anthony Radley, English convict from Lincoln, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820

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Contemporary Notables of the name Radley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Radley (post 1700)



  • James Radley (1884-1959), was one of the first English aviators who held Royal Aero Club Aviators Certificate Number 12
  • Clive Thornton Radley MBE (b. 1944), English former cricketer who played eight Tests and four One Day Internationals for England, Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1979
  • Kate Radley (b. 1967), English keyboard player for the British rock band Spiritualized
  • Alfred Radley (b. 1924), British clothing manufacturer, best known for his association with the Quorum Boutique
  • Paul Radley, Australian writer, recipient of the 1981 Australian/Vogel Literary Award
  • Simon Radley (b. 1965), British executive chef of Simon Radley at the Chester Grosvenor, a Michelin four star restaurant for over 23 consecutive years
  • Adrian Radley (b. 1976), Australian gold, two-times silver and bronze medalist swimmer in 1997
  • John Henry "Yip" Radley (1908-1963), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League from 1930 to 1940

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Radley Historic Events


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Radley Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Alexander Christie Radley, British Boatswain’s Mate from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Kenneth Radley (b. 1919), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The Radley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Radley 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.

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