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In ancient Scotland, Whiley was a Strathclyde-Briton name for someone who lived in Dumfries.

Whiley Early Origins



The surname Whiley was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Whiley Spelling Variations


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Whiley Spelling Variations



In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Whiley has been spelled Wiley, Wylie, Whyley, Wyley, Wilie, Wyllie and others.

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Whiley Early History


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Whiley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whiley research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1645, 1642, 1643 and are included under the topic Early Whiley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whiley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whiley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whiley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whiley In Ireland


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Whiley In Ireland



Some of the Whiley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 135 words (10 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



Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:

Whiley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Whiley, aged 22, landed in New York in 1812
  • William Whiley, aged 26, arrived in Delaware in 1812

Whiley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Cecil Whiley, who landed in America from Hampshead, England, in 1908
  • George Manning Whiley, aged 58, who emigrated to the United States from Hampshead, England, in 1908
  • Clara Whiley, aged 26, who landed in America from Birmingham, England, in 1910
  • George Whiley, aged 26, who settled in America from Birmingham, England, in 1910
  • Mary Whiley, aged 40, who landed in America from London, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whiley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Whiley, English convict from Derby, who was transported aboard the "America" on December 30, 1830, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830
  • Sarah Whiley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whiley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whiley (post 1700)



  • Charles B. Whiley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1916
  • Mark Whiley (b. 1992), Australian rules footballer
  • Matthew Jeffrey Allen Whiley (b. 1980), former English cricket right-handed batsman
  • Richard Kingscote Whiley (b. 1935), former English cricket right-handed batsman
  • Manning Whiley (1915-1975), British actor from London
  • Johanne "Jo" Whiley (b. 1965), English radio disc jockey and television presenter, host of the BBC weekday Jo Whiley Show on Radio 1
  • Jordanne Whiley (b. 1992), English wheelchair tennis player from Birmingham, Britain's youngest ever National women's singles champion in wheelchair tennis at the age of 14

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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: Fides
Motto Translation: Faith.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm

Other References

  1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  7. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Whiley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whiley 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 April 2016 at 13:59.

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