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Whalley is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Whalley family lived in Lancashire, in the township of Whalley while Whaley is a small village in Derbyshire.

Whalley Early Origins



The surname Whalley 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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Whalley Spelling Variations


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Whalley Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Whalley, Whaley, Walley, Whally and others.

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Whalley Early History


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Whalley Early History



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

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Whalley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Whalley In Ireland


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Whalley In Ireland



Some of the Whalley 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Whalley or a variant listed above:

Whalley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Whalley, who landed in Maryland in 1658
  • Edward Whalley, who landed in New England in 1660
  • George Whalley, who arrived in Maryland in 1668
  • General Edward Whalley who settled in Massachusetts Bay, and died there in 1679
  • Oliver Whalley settled in Virginia in 1698

Whalley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christopher Whalley, aged 30, arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1845
  • Alfred Whalley, aged 26, who landed in America from Manchester, in 1895

Whalley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alice Whalley, aged 40, who emigrated to America from Bolton, England, in 1907
  • Alfred Whalley, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1908
  • Albert Whalley, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States from Tramore, Ireland, in 1909
  • Anna Whalley, aged 44, who landed in America from Darwen, England, in 1913
  • Amelia Whalley, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States from Barxton, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whalley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Whalley, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily"
  • James Whalley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849
  • Joseph Whalley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Condor" in 1850

Whalley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • G. Whalley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880
  • Charlotte Whalley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880
  • W. Whalley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whalley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whalley (post 1700)



  • J. Irving Whalley (1902-1980), Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • Purr Whalley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 2004
  • John Irving Whalley (1902-1980), American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1951-55; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 36th District, 1955-60
  • Shaun James Whalley (b. 1987), English footballer
  • Nigel Whalley (b. 1941), English bass player of The Quarrymen
  • Arthur Whalley (1886-1952), English football player
  • Edward Whalley (1607-1675), English military leader during the English Civil War, and was one of the regicides who signed the death warrant of King Charles I of England
  • Hampden Whalley (b. 1851), British politician and soldier
  • George Hammond Whalley (1813-1878), British lawyer and politician
  • Ian Whalley, Lecturer in the music department at the University of Waikato in New Zealand
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Whalley Historic Events


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Whalley Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Leslie Whalley, English Third Waiter from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Motto


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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. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    11. ...

    The Whalley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whalley 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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