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The name Whaley came to England with the ancestors of the Whaley family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Whaley family lived in Lancashire, in the township of Whalley while Whaley is a small village in Derbyshire.

Whaley Early Origins



The surname Whaley 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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Whaley Spelling Variations


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Whaley 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 Whaley 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 Whaley include Whalley, Whaley, Walley, Whally and others.

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Whaley Early History


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Whaley Early History



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

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Whaley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Whaley In Ireland


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Whaley In Ireland



Some of the Whaley 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 Whaley, or a variant listed above:

Whaley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Whaley settled in Virginia in 1663
  • Anthony Whaley, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • Peter Whaley, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • John Whaley, who landed in Maryland in 1666
  • Shadrach Whaley, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whaley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Lewis Whaley, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Elianor Whaley, who arrived in Virginia in 1706
  • Elizabeth Whaley, who landed in Virginia in 1722
  • Joseph Whaley, who arrived in Virginia in 1722

Whaley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edmund Whaley, who landed in Mississippi in 1842
  • William Whaley settled in Boston in 1847
  • Henry Whaley, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Whaley, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1892
  • A. Whaley, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892

Whaley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • C. F. Whaley, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Celile G. Whaley, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Arthur G. Whaley, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Bessie W Whaley, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Albert G. Whaley, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whaley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Thomas Whaley U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Whaley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Whaley, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • John Whaley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  • William Whaley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  • Mary Ann Whaley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm

Whaley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Francis Whaley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whaley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whaley (post 1700)



  • Ruth Whitehead Whaley, the first African-American woman to be called to the bar in New York in 1925
  • William "Bill" Carl Whaley (1899-1943), American Major League Baseball player
  • Michael Whaley, American film and television actor
  • Paul Whaley, American drummer best known as the drummer for rock band Blue Cheer
  • Robert Whaley (b. 1982), American professional NBA basketball player
  • Robert H. Whaley (b. 1943), United States federal judge
  • Richard Smith Whaley (1874-1951), American Representative from South Carolina, and chief justice of the United States Court of Claims
  • Frank Whaley (b. 1963), American film and television actor
  • Benjamin S. Whaley, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of South Carolina, 1947-53
  • Benjamin C. Whaley, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State Senate 28th District, 1948, 1950
  • ... (Another 23 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Whaley Historic Events


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Whaley Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Robert William Whaley, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Whaley


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Suggested Readings for the name Whaley



  • Heritage, the History and Genealogy of the Donaldson and Whaley Families of Bath County, Kentucky, and Their Descendants by O. Clyde Donaldson.
  • Consignments to El Dorado by Thomas Whaley.

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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



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  3. ^ State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  11. ...

The Whaley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whaley 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 14 June 2016 at 11:07.

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