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Rockley Early Origins



The surname Rockley was first found in Yorkshire where the name was derived from the name Rockholt which was derived from the Old English "hroc" meaning rook and "holt" meaning wood [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
. There are early references to the name in Wiltshire, but these have been lost through the ages. Worsbrough in the West Riding of Yorkshire was an ancient family seat. "Rockley Hall, now a farmhouse, was the seat of the family of Rockley, of whom Sir Simon Rockley founded the chapel in 1300." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Rockley Spelling Variations


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Rockley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rockley, Roclay, Rokeley, Rokley, Rocley, Rookley, Rooclay, Roockley, Rockerly, Rokerly, Rokerley, Ruckley, Rukeley and many more.

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Rockley Early History


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Rockley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rockley research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1171, 1394, 1415, 1420, 1487, 1499, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Rockley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rockley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rockley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rockley 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Rockley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Raph Rockley, who landed in Virginia in 1622

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Rockley Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Rockley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rockley 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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