Early Origins of the Rottesly family
The surname Rottesly was first found in Staffordshire
where the family name was first referenced in the year 1170 when Adam de Wrotteslega held estates in that shire. Tettenhall-Regis was an ancient home to the family. "Of the several excellent residences, the largest is Wrottesley Hall, the seat of Lord Wrottesley, surrounded with good land and wood." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
For those interested in further research of the early history of the surname we recommend the ancient Harleian Manuscripts which are in the archives of the British Museum. These Manuscripts are a Catalogue of the Herald's Visitations between 1510 and 1600. This distinguished surname Wrottesly is recorded in Manuscript: 1043, folio 45; 1046; 1077; and 1173. In Lancashire
seek Manuscript 6159, folio 84.
Early History of the Rottesly family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rottesly research.Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1306, 1348, 1524, 1538, 1597, 1616, 1441, 1457, 1521, 1607, 1667, 1572, 1655, 1573 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Rottesly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Rottesly Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wrottesely, Wrottesley, Rottesly, Rottersly, Wrottersley, Wrottsley, Wrottsly, Rottsley, Wroteley, Wrotesley, Wriothesley and many more.
Early Notables of the Rottesly family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Walter Wrottesley (b. 1441), Knight of Reading, Berkshire; Richard Wrottesley (circa 1457-1521), High Sheriff
of Staffordshire; Sir Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton, KG
(1607-1667), an English statesman and strong supporter of Charles II, he rose to the position of... Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rottesly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Rottesly family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: those who came in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..