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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.

Walkley Early Origins



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.

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Walkley Spelling Variations


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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.

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Walkley Early History


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Walkley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walkley research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Walkley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Walkley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Walkley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Walkley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Walkley In Ireland


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Walkley In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Walkley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Walkley, aged Olive, 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 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, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "David McIvor"

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Walkley Historic Events


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Walkley Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Thomas Albert Walkley, British Stoker 2nd Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales prior to its sinking died of wounds in 1941

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Walkley Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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

Other References

  1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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The Walkley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Walkley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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