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The first people to use the name Willey were a family of Strathclyde- Britons who lived in the Scottish/English Borderlands. The name comes from when someone lived in Dumfries.

Willey Early Origins



The surname Willey 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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Willey Spelling Variations


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Willey Spelling Variations



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Willey has appeared as Wiley, Wylie, Whyley, Wyley, Wilie, Wyllie and others.

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Willey Early History


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Willey Early History



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

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Willey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Willey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Willey In Ireland


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Willey In Ireland



Some of the Willey 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



The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Willey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Allen Willey, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1633
  • Robert Willey, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Edward Willey, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1686

Willey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Willey, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772
  • Peter Willey, who landed in South Carolina in 1772

Willey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Willey, who landed in New York in 1822
  • J Willey, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • C B Willey, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • E W Willey, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Charles C. Willey, aged 25, who settled in America from England, in 1892

Willey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Cameron L. Willey, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Chester Willey, aged 53, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Clara Willey, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Plymouth, England, in 1908
  • C. E. Willey, aged 54, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Charles Henry Willey, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Bradford, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Willey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Willey, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Willey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Willey, English convict from Northumberland, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  • Elizabeth Willey, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily"
  • Elizabeth Willey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849
  • Samuel Willey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1849
  • Edwin Willey, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Osceola"

Willey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Willey, aged 21, a gardener, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "India" in 1875
  • George Willey, aged 23, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
  • F. Willey arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Willey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Willey (post 1700)



  • Chauncey M. Willey, American politician, Mayor of Barre, Vermont, 1953-54
  • Calvin Willey (1776-1858), American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Tolland, 1820-21; Member of Connecticut State Senate at-large, 1823-24; U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1825-31
  • Asa Willey, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Ellington, 1820, 1822, 1825-26, 1828-29, 1834, 1836-37
  • Arthur C. Willey, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Newmarket, 1938
  • Agnes K. Willey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1924
  • A. Leroy Willey, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Cambridge, Maryland, 1967-71
  • Clifford M. Willey Jr., American Republican politician, Member of Maine State Senate 14th District, 1945
  • Earle Dukes Willey (1889-1950), American Republican politician, Secretary of State of Delaware, 1941-42; U.S. Representative from Delaware at-large, 1943-45; Defeated, 1944
  • Edward E. Willey, American Democrat politician, Member of Virginia State Senate 10th District, 1976-79
  • Edward H. Willey, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 1st District, 1918
  • ... (Another 31 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Willey Historic Events


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Willey Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. James H Willey, British Leading Signalman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Ernest Willey, British Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Leslie Frederick J Willey, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Catherine E. Willey, American 1st Class Passenger from Lake Forest, Illinois, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Edward Willey (d. 1912), aged 18, English Third Class passenger from Market Drayton, Shropshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Willey


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Suggested Readings for the name Willey



  • Some Descendants of Waitman Willey by Helen McBroom Mayo.
  • A Sketch of the Destruction of the Willey Family by the White Mountain Slide by Edward Melcher.
  • Willey, Core, Bennett, and Other Ancestors by Leroy Ellis Willie.

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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 New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  11. ...

The Willey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Willey 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.

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