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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." [1]

Early History of the Swilley family

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Swilley Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Swillington, Swillinton, Swilington, Swilinton, Swilton and many more.

Early Notables of the Swilley family

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Swilley Ranking

In the United States, the name Swilley is the 10,411st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

Migration of the Swilley family

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..

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?"., on Facebook