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Wally is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest brought to England in 1066. The Wally family lived in Lancashire, in the township of Whalley while Whaley is a small village in Derbyshire.

Wally Early Origins



The surname Wally 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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Wally Spelling Variations


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Wally Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Wally are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Wally include Whalley, Whaley, Walley, Whally and others.

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Wally Early History


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Wally Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wally 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 Wally History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wally Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wally 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 Wally Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wally In Ireland


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Wally In Ireland



Some of the Wally 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


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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Wally, or a variant listed above:

Wally Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Wally, who arrived in America in 1654-1679
  • Thomas Wally, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • Piers Wally, who landed in Maryland in 1679
  • Shadrach Wally, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

Wally Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Wally, aged 46, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • Elizabeth Wally, aged 16, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • Ann Wally, aged 46, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851
  • Elizabeth Wally, aged 16, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851

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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. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Wally Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wally 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 11 February 2016 at 13:41.

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