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Witcherlay Early Origins



The surname Witcherlay was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Witcherlay Spelling Variations


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Witcherlay Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Witcherley, Wytchereley, Wichereley, Wicherley, Wycherley, Wycherly, Wicherly, Wicharley, Wycharley and many more.

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Witcherlay Early History


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Witcherlay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Witcherlay research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1241, 1396, 1472, 1982, 1455, 1487, 1640 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Witcherlay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Witcherlay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Witcherlay Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Witcherlay Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Witcherly, who came to Maryland in 1677; and Thomas Whitcherley, a bonded emigrant, who arrived in America in 1724.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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    The Witcherlay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Witcherlay 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 October 2013 at 12:49.

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