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The ancestry of the name Whooley dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in a now-lost place called Howley, which experts theorize was situated in Lancashire, Yorkshire, or Cheshire. The surname Whooley belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Whooley Early Origins



The surname Whooley was first found in northern England, where they held a family seat in Yorkshire, Lancashire, and Cheshire from very early times.

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Whooley Spelling Variations


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Whooley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Whooley have been found, including Hooley, Hooly, Whooley, Wholey, Hoole and others.

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Whooley Early History


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Whooley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whooley research. Another 270 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1610, 1611, 1613, 1668, 1766, 1828, and 1848 are included under the topic Early Whooley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whooley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whooley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Whooley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whooley In Ireland


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Whooley In Ireland



Some of the Whooley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 144 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Whooley, or a variant listed above: Daniel Hooley, who sailed to Pennsylvania in 1772; Hannah Hoole to New York in 1822 with seven children, Benjamin Hooley to Philadelphia in 1839; William Hooley to Philadelphia in 1846.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whooley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whooley (post 1700)



  • John Whooley, American msician best known for playing the saxophone and other instruments with the band Estradasphere

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. 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).
    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. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    11. ...

    The Whooley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whooley 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 10 February 2013 at 12:48.

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