Uttley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Uttley comes from when the family resided in the parish of Oteley found in the counties of Shropshire, Suffolk and the West Riding of Yorkshire.  Uttley is derived from the Old English elements "ote," or "oats" and "leah," meaning "a clearing." 
Otley in the West Riding of Yorkshire as "in the Domesday Survey [as] Othelia, is supposed to have derived the name from Othe or Otho, its Saxon proprietor. It formed the principal portion of an extensive manor or liberty, which was granted by Athelstan to the see of York. The archbishops had a residence here, and their successors to this day are lords of the manor and liberty." 
Early Origins of the Uttley family
The surname Uttley was first found in Suffolk where the first record of the family was found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 as Richard de Otteleye. Kirby's Quest lists "Henry Otleghe, Somerset, Edward III"  (Henry Otleghe held lands in Somerset during the reign of Edward III.)
Tor de Ottalay was listed in Yorkshire (1148-1156); Thomas de Otteleg was found in the Curia Regis Rolls for 1225 in Suffolk; and Paulinus de Otteley was found in the Feet of Fines for Yorkshire in 1301. 
Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed Mary Henry Hotlay as living there at that time. 
Early History of the Uttley family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Uttley research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1425, 1434, 1716, 1601, 1649, 1643, 1644, 1646, 1626, 1670, 1661 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Uttley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Uttley Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Uttley include Ottley, Otley, Oatley, Oteley, Oatly and others.
Early Notables of the Uttley family (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)...
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Uttley migration to the United States +
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Uttley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joseph Uttley, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850 
Uttley migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Uttley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- George T. Uttley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
Contemporary Notables of the name Uttley (post 1700) +
- Thomas M. Uttley, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1876; Postmaster at Lewistown, Pennsylvania, 1888-89 
- Terry Uttley (1951-2021), British bass guitarist for Smokie, an English rock band from Bradford, Yorkshire
- Roger Uttley OBE MA (b. 1949), former English rugby union player
- Matthew Uttley (b. 1965), English academic best known for his published work on defence acquisition
- Ian Neill Uttley (1941-2015), New Zealand rugby union player, who played from 1961 to 1967, member of the New Zealand National Team in 1963
- Kenneth Uttley (1913-1973), New Zealand cricketer
- Alison Uttley (1884-1976), prolific British writer of over 100 books, best known for her children's series about Little Grey Rabbit, and Sam Pig
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- ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html