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Rukeley Early Origins



The surname Rukeley 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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Rukeley Spelling Variations


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Rukeley 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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Rukeley Early History


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Rukeley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rukeley 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 Rukeley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rukeley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rukeley 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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