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Sketchley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Sketchley family


The surname Sketchley was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Sketchley family


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Sketchley Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Sketchley, Skitchley, Skechley, Sketchly, Skechly and others.

Early Notables of the Sketchley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Sketchley family to the New World and Oceana


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. Many settled in Philadelphia..

Contemporary Notables of the name Sketchley (post 1700)


  • Bethany Sketchley, American actress, known for The Bench: Chapter Seven-Grace and Mary (2014), Sister (2015) and Oliver Twisted (2013)
  • David "Sketch" Sketchley, American editor and writer, known for his work on Five Down (2007), Fishing for Trouble: A Punishing Tale (2014) and Closure (1997)
  • Ruby Sketchley, American actress and writer, known for Five Down (2007), Fishing for Trouble: A Punishing Tale (2014) and Bad Faith (2010)
  • Harry Clement "Bud" Sketchley (1919-1979), American Major League Baseball right fielder who played 13 games for the Chicago White Sox in 1942
  • Leslie Sketchley (1902-1972), English actor, known for Tiger Rose (1929), Journey's End (1930) and Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
  • Tim Sketchley, English musician, best known for his work with the British band Maths Class
  • Barrie Sketchley, Canadian Principal of Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, an arts-based high school in downtown Toronto

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