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Walkley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Today's generation of the Walkley family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Walkley family lived in Hertfordshire, at the manor of Wakely.

Early Origins of the Walkley family


The surname Walkley 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 Walkley family


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Walkley Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Walkley were recorded, including Wakley, Wakeley, Wakely, Wakelie, Wakelee, Weakley, Wakerley and many more.

Early Notables of the Walkley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Walkley family to Ireland


Some of the Walkley 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 Walkley family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Walkley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Walkley, aged Olive, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm
  • William Walkley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm
  • William Walkley, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"

Historic Events for the Walkley family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Thomas Albert Walkley, British Stoker 2nd Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales prior to its sinking died of wounds in 1941 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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Citations


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm
  2. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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