Welleslay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Welleslay family
The surname Welleslay was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1220 when Christiana Welleslegh held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Welleslay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Welleslay research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1443, 1502, 1470, 1539, 1529, 1539 and 1538 are included under the topic Early Welleslay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Welleslay Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wellersley, Wellesley, Wellsley, Wellesleghe and many more.
Early Notables of the Welleslay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Welleslay family to Ireland
Some of the Welleslay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 61 words (4 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 Welleslay family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.
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