Early Origins of the Swilley family
The surname Swilley was first found in Yorkshire
where they descended from the tenant
of the lands of Swillington, held by Ilbert de Lacy, a Norman noble, who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086. This small village consisted of a Church with a strange black tower. Thorpe-On-The-Hill in the West Riding of Yorkshire
was home to a branch of the family in ancient times. "This place, which is now united with Lofthouse, was anciently the seat of the Swillingtons, and subsequently of the Gascoigne and the Ingram families." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Swilley family
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Swilley Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Swillington, Swillinton, Swilington, Swilinton, Swilton and many more.
Early Notables of the Swilley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Swilley 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..