Wakly is one of the names that was brought to England
in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Wakly family lived in Hertfordshire
, at the manor of Wakely
Early Origins of the Wakly family
The surname Wakly was first found in Hertfordshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, conjecturally the family were descended from Ralph of Wakely, a Norman noble, who held his lands from Count Allan and was thus reflected in the Domesday Book
Survey of 1086 A.D.
Early History of the Wakly family
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Wakly Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Wakly family name include Wakley, Wakeley, Wakely, Wakelie, Wakelee, Weakley, Wakerley and many more.
Early Notables of the Wakly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wakly family to Ireland
Some of the Wakly family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 121 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wakly family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Wakly family to immigrate North America: Thomas Wakely who settled in Virginia in 1682; George Wakely arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1875; John Wakeley arrived in Philadelphia in 1872.