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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change to the island nation, including many immigrants with new names. Among these immigrants were the ancestors of the Whiteley family, who lived in Devon, in the township of Whitleigh. Today Whiteley Bank, also spelled "Whitely Bank", is a small hamlet on the Isle of Wight, England and Whiteley is a community in the county of Hampshire founded in the 1980s.

Whiteley Early Origins



The surname Whiteley was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from 1066, and Robert d'Aumale held the village of Whitleigh from Bishop Odo. The village is now a part of the city of Plymouth, and conjectural descent from Robert is most likely.

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Whiteley Spelling Variations


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Whiteley Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Whitley, Whiteley, Whitleigh, Whytleigh, Whyteleigh, Wytley, Whitlie and many more.

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Whiteley Early History


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Whiteley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whiteley research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1340, 1638, 1618, 1697, 1660, 1681, 1681, 1685, 1689 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Whiteley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whiteley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whiteley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whiteley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whiteley In Ireland


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Whiteley In Ireland



Some of the Whiteley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Whiteley or a variant listed above:

Whiteley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Arthur Whiteley, who landed in Maryland in 1676 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Whiteley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Henry Whiteley, who settled in Boston in 1800
  • A.W. Whiteley, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1892
  • Edw. Whiteley, aged 27, who landed in America from London, in 1892
  • Andrew J. Whiteley, aged 20, who landed in America from London, in 1897

Whiteley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Agnes Whiteley, aged 39, who settled in America from Leeds, England, in 1907
  • Blanche Whiteley, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States from Sheffield, England, in 1909
  • Carricana Whiteley, aged 20, who emigrated to America from Lowerby Bridge, England, in 1910
  • Ben Whiteley, aged 32, who settled in America from Halifax, England, in 1910
  • Edmund Whiteley, aged 23, who settled in America from Leeds, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whiteley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Whiteley, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Whiteley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Whiteley, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "British Empire" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITISH EMPIRE 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850BritishEmpire.htm

Whiteley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Whiteley, who landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836
  • George Whiteley, aged 39, a joiner, who arrived in Malborough aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878
  • Margaret Whiteley, aged 35, who arrived in Malborough aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878
  • David J. Whiteley, aged 10, who arrived in Malborough aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878
  • George A.A. Whiteley, aged 7, who arrived in Malborough aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whiteley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whiteley (post 1700)



  • Frank Yewell Whiteley Jr. (1915-2008), American Thoroughbred racehorse trainer, inducted in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1978
  • David A. Whiteley (b. 1944), retired American Thoroughbred horse racing trainer who trained three Champions
  • William Henry Whiteley (1834-1903), American inventor best known for the inventing the cod trap in 1865
  • First Lieutenant Eli Whiteley (1913-1986), American officer awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • William Gustavus Whiteley (1819-1886), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1860, 1876; Superior Court Judge in Delaware, 1884-86 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Richard Henry Whiteley (1830-1890), American Republican politician, Delegate to Georgia State Constitutional Convention, 1867; U.S. Representative from Georgia 2nd District, 1870-75 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Harry W. Whiteley, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1924 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Emily S. Whiteley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1936 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Richard Whiteley OBE, DL (1943-2005), was an English broadcaster and journalist, best known for his twenty-three years as host of the game show Countdown
  • Johnny Whiteley MBE (b. 1930), English former rugby league footballer and coach
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Whiteley Historic Events


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Whiteley Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Norman Whiteley, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Thomas Whiteley, aged 18, English First Class Saloon Steward from London, England who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in collapsible B [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Suggested Readings for the name Whiteley


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Suggested Readings for the name Whiteley



  • A Family History of Williams, Eaton, McBroom, Whiteley, and Related Lines by E. Derl Williams.
  • Joseph Whiteley, Sr. and His Descendants in America, 1751-1990 by Dorris Easley Estes.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITISH EMPIRE 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850BritishEmpire.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  5. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. 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. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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