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The ancient Scottish name Wiley was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The original bearer of the name lived in Dumfries.

Wiley Early Origins



The surname Wiley 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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Wiley Spelling Variations


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Wiley Spelling Variations



The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Wiley has been spelled Wiley, Wylie, Whyley, Wyley, Wilie, Wyllie and others.

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Wiley Early History


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Wiley Early History



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

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Wiley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wiley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Wiley In Ireland


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Wiley In Ireland



Some of the Wiley 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



To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North Ameri ca. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:

Wiley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Isaac Wiley, who settled in Barbados in 1663
  • Ann Wiley, who landed in Maryland in 1674 [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)

Wiley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Wiley, who landed in New England in 1718 [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)
  • Betty Wiley, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766 [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)
  • James Wiley, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766 [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)
  • Jane Wiley, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766 [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)
  • James Wiley, his wife and two sisters, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wiley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Wiley, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1807 [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)
  • Richard Wiley, who arrived in South Carolina in 1808 [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)
  • William Wiley, aged 30, who arrived in America in 1822 [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)
  • Joseph Wiley, aged 28, who landed in America in 1822 [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)
  • Paul Wiley, aged 78, who landed in America in 1822 [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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wiley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Wiley, aged 30, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Lismoyne"
  • Catherine Wiley, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Thomas Arbuthnot"
  • Sarah Wiley, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Thomas Arbuthnot"

Wiley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Wiley, who landed in Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiley (post 1700)



  • William S. C. Wiley, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1900
  • William L. Wiley, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 19th District, 1868
  • William J. Wiley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1932
  • William Halsted Wiley (1842-1925), American Republican politician,U.S. Representative from New Jersey 8th District, 1903-07, 1909-11
  • William F. Wiley, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Peabody, Massachusetts, 1900-13
  • William Wiley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1996
  • Warren W. Wiley (b. 1833), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Landgrove, 1866-67, 1878, 1888. Spiritualist
  • W. S. Wiley, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Oregon 2nd District, 1928 (Democratic primary), 1928 (Republican primary)
  • Walter W. Wiley, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Antofagasta, 1943
  • W. L. Wiley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1868
  • ... (Another 64 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Wiley


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Suggested Readings for the name Wiley



  • Days of Old: The History of the Wileys and Other Early Settlers of Saxtons River, Vermont, 1783-c.1850 by Ruth M. Buxton.
  • Descendants of Hezekiah Sellards (Father of Jenny Wiley) by Clayton R. Cox.
  • The White, Hill, Wiley & Kuns Cousins by Opal L. Streiff.

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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. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  7. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  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. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  11. ...

The Wiley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wiley 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 24 December 2016 at 14:00.

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