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Uttlay is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the parish of Oteley found in the counties of Shropshire, Suffolk and the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Uttlay Early Origins



The surname Uttlay was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Uttlay Early History


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Uttlay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Uttlay research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1434, 1716, 1601, 1649, 1643, 1644, 1646, 1626, 1670, 1661 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Uttlay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Uttlay Spelling Variations


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Uttlay Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Uttlay family name include Ottley, Otley, Oatley, Oteley, Oatly and others.

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Uttlay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Uttlay Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Francis Ottley (1601-1649), English Royalist knight, military governor of Shrewsbury in 1643 and later High Sheriff of Shropshire (1644-1646)...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Uttlay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Uttlay surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas Otley, who is on record in Virginia in 1618; Abraham and Adam Otley, who both arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1641; Darcy Oatly, who was on record in Virginia in 1657.

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