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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change to the island nation, including many immigrants with new names. Among these immigrants were the ancestors of the Walley family, who lived in Lancashire, in the township of Whalley while Whaley is a small village in Derbyshire.

Walley Early Origins



The surname Walley was first found in Lancashire where they were descended from Wyamarus Whalley, who accompanied William the Conqueror, from Normandy, and was the Standard Bearer at the Battle of Hastings. The Conqueror gave him the lordship of Whalley in the county of Lancaster. In 1296 an Abbot and about 20 monks arrived in Whalley to create a church that would become Whalley Abbey. One of the census records of the name was Robert de Whalley who died before 1193 and was listed as the rector of Rochdale.

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Walley Spelling Variations


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Walley Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Whalley, Whaley, Walley, Whally and others.

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Walley Early History


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Walley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walley research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1607, 1675, 1660, 1686, 1719, 1718 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Walley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Walley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Walley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was General Edward Whalley ( c. 1607-c. 1675), an English military leader during the English Civil War, one of the regicides who signed the death warrant of King Charles I of England. At the Restoration, Whalley, with his son-in-law, General William Goffe, escaped to North...

Another 124 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Walley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Walley In Ireland


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Walley In Ireland



Some of the Walley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words (2 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Walley or a variant listed above:

Walley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Walley settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Elizabeth Walley, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • John Walley, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • Margaret Walley, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • Rachel Walley, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Walley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Walley, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753

Walley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Walley, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877

Walley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Amos Walley, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Benjamin Walley, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760

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Contemporary Notables of the name Walley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Walley (post 1700)



  • Samuel Hurd Walley (1805-1877), American businessman and politician, Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • Augustus Walley (1856-1938), American Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army, recipient of the Medal of Honor or his actions in the Indian Wars
  • Deborah Walley (1941-2001), American actress who appeared in fifteen "Beach Party" films of the 1970s
  • Samuel Hurd Walley (1805-1877), American politician, Representative from Massachusetts 4th District, 1853-55
  • Martin L. Walley, American politician, Mayor of Auburn, New York, 1878; Greenback Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 26th District, 1878, 1880
  • H. Walley, American politician, Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 1855
  • Ben Walley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1956
  • Keith John Walley (b. 1954), English former professional footballer from Weymouth, Dorset
  • Ernie Walley (b. 1933), English retired association football player, manager and coach
  • Christopher Nigel Walley (b. 1941), early English bass player for The Quarrymen
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Mirabile in profundis
Motto Translation: Wonderful in the Depths.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Walley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Walley 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 19 May 2016 at 20:55.

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