Tuley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tuley family

The surname Tuley was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1] indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, Richard Toly held a family seat at St.Thomas was descended from the original under-tenant shown in the Domesday census. Later records show Reginald filius Toli branched to Lincolnshire in 1214.

Early History of the Tuley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tuley research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1640, 1575 and 1623 are included under the topic Early Tuley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tuley Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Toli, Tooley, Toolly, Tooly, Thole, Tholi, Tulegh, Tuley, Twoley, Tuliegh and many more.

Early Notables of the Tuley family (pre 1700)

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United States Tuley migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tuley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • T Tuley, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Tuley (post 1700) +

  • Mike Tuley, American musician, member of Ad Astra Per Aspera, a Kansas-based indie rock band
  • Murray F. Tuley (1827-1902), American veteran of the Mexican-American War and jurist, known as the "Nestor" of the Chicago bench, President of the Illinois State Bar Association 1902-1903, eponym of Tuley Park and Tuley High School, Chicago
  • Graham Tuley, Scottish inventor of the Tuley Tree Shelter, a plastic shelter used to nurture trees in the early stages of their growth; about 1 million shelters were in use in Great Britain in 1983-1984 and 10 million ere produced in 1991

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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