The name Sisley reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Sisley family lived in Gloucestershire
, at the manor of Siston,
from whence their name was derived.
Early Origins of the Sisley family
The surname Sisley was first found in Gloucestershire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the manor of Siston, held at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
, a survey of England
taken by Duke William of Normandy
after his conquest of England
in Hastings in 1066 A.D. In this survey the village of Siston was held by Roger de Berkeley. Conjecturally they were descended from Roger, and as it was the tradition of Norman families, the second or third son usually adopted the name of his manor or lands.
Early History of the Sisley family
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Sisley Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Sisley family name include Siston, Sistons, Syston, Sistun, Systun, Sisson, Sissons, Sysun, Sisun, Sissun, Sison, Sisons, Syson, Sysson, Session, Sesion and many more.
Early Notables of the Sisley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sisley family to Ireland
Some of the Sisley family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 93 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sisley family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sisley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Steven Sisley, aged 26, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Fortune" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Thursday 8th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Fortune 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/fortune1854.shtml.
Contemporary Notables of the name Sisley (post 1700)
- Lyman N. Sisley, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Panama, 1917 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html