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Rothley Early Origins



The surname Rothley was first found in Leicestershire at Rothley, a parish, in the union of Barrow-upon-Soar, chiefly in the hundred of East Goscote, but partly in that of West Goscote. "This place formed part of the possessions of the Knights Templars, to whom it was granted by Henry III., and who had a preceptory near the village, afterwards given to the Hospitallers, and of which, at the Dissolution, the revenue was returned at 87. 13. 4. The present mansion of Rothley Temple was erected on the site of the monastery, of which some portions are still remaining." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Literally, the place name means "wood in the clearings" from the Old English words "roth" + "leah." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
At the time of the Domesday Book the place name was known as Rodolei. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Rothley Spelling Variations


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Rothley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rothley, Rothlea, Rothlee, Rothleigh, Rothly, Rotheley and many more.

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Rothley Early History


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Rothley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rothley research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1327 and 1355 are included under the topic Early Rothley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rothley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rothley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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