Early Origins of the Rockley family
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 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Rockley family
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Rockley Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Rockley, Roclay, Rokeley, Rokley, Rocley, Rookley, Rooclay, Roockley, Rockerly, Rokerly, Rokerley, Ruckley, Rukeley and many more.
Early Notables of the Rockley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rockley family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)