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Whicherlay Early Origins



The surname Whicherlay was first found in Shropshire 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 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Whicherlay Spelling Variations


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Whicherlay Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Witcherley, Wytchereley, Wichereley, Wicherley, Wycherley, Wycherly, Wicherly, Wicharley, Wycharley and many more.

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Whicherlay Early History


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Whicherlay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whicherlay research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1241, 1396, 1472, 1982, 1455, 1487, 1640 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Whicherlay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whicherlay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whicherlay Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whicherlay Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Witcherly, who came to Maryland in 1677; and Thomas Whitcherley, a bonded emigrant, who arrived in America in 1724.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Whicherlay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whicherlay 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 22 October 2013 at 12:49.

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