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The name Salley is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the county of Cheshire, where they held the estate of Sale. The surname Salley was originally derived form the Old English word soel which refers to a hall. In this case the original bearers of the surname Salley were either servants at the hall or resided near a dining hall. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Salley Early Origins



The surname Salley was first found in Cheshire but the family can be found throughout ancient Britain in early years. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Robert a la Sale. Placita de Quo Warranto, temp. Edward I-III lists Nicholas de la Sale, temp. 20 Edward I and William de la Sale. Robert de la Sale was Bailiff of Norwich in 1327. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

"About the time of Edward I., Thomas, son of William De la Sale, held twelve acres of land in Ickleford, Hertfordshire. According to Cussans, the Hertfordshire Sales hailed from Scotland nearly two centuries ago, and he mentions Francis Sale, a gentleman who was married at Ashwell in 1694." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.


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Salley Spelling Variations


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Salley Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Salley are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Salley include: Sale, Sail, Sales, Salle, Salley, Sally, Sallete, Sallett and many more.

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Salley Early History


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Salley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Salley research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1675, 1670, 1671, 1697, 1736 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Salley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Salley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Salley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include William Sayle ( c. 1590-1675), English explorer and later settler of the Bahamas, the first governor of colonial South Carolina from 1670-1671; and...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Salley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Salley In Ireland


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Salley In Ireland



Some of the Salley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 52 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Salley or a variant listed above:

Salley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Salley, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Mary Salley, who landed in Virginia in 1714

Salley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael and Patrick Salley settled in Philadelphia between 1852 and 1866
  • Frank Salley, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Salley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Salley (post 1700)



  • Sophie Ann Salley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1980
  • Leon F. Salley, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Enfield, 1954
  • Guss C. Salley, American Republican politician, Elected Missouri State House of Representatives from Benton County 1964
  • Everett M. Salley, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Kentucky State House of Representatives 98th District, 1975

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. 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).
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Salley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Salley 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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