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Remley is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Remley family lived in Cambridgeshire. Their name, however, is a reference to Romily, near Eure, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Remley Early Origins



The surname Remley was first found in Cambridgeshire where they were anciently Lords of the Manor. The family emerged from Normandy where they held a knights fee at Eure, in the arrondisement of Les Andelys, in the canton of Fleury-sur-Andelle. At what time Richard de Romilly arrived to have an interest in the villages of Girton and Barton in the county of Cambridge is unknown. There was conflict between two Norman nobles, Roger de Tosny and Richard de Romilly between 1190 and 1200. Overriding this dispute was another Norman Lord, Gilbert de Miners, who eventually lost these lands, and other unnamed lands in Buckinghamshire.

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Remley Spelling Variations


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Remley Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Remley were recorded, including Remely, Remelly, Remilly, Remmilly, Remilley, Remiley, Romilly, Rommilly, Romiley and many more.

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Remley Early History


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Remley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Remley research. Another 340 words (24 lines of text) covering the year 1086 is included under the topic Early Remley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Remley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Remley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Remley 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Remley arrived in North America very early:

Remley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ambrose Remley, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Jacob Remley, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741

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Contemporary Notables of the name Remley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Remley (post 1700)



  • Mrs. Victor N. Remley, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1932; Member of Republican National Committee from Missouri, 1940
  • Milton Remley (b. 1844), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1888; Presidential Elector for Iowa, 1892; Iowa State Attorney General, 1895-1901
  • John T. Remley, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 7th District, 1904
  • James T. Remley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1956
  • Mrs. James E. Remley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1932
  • Edgar Augustus Remley (1859-1917), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1900; Postmaster at Columbia, Missouri, 1909-13

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Persevere
Motto Translation: Persevere


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Remley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Remley 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 December 2015 at 11:17.

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