Woorlay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Woorlay family
The surname Woorlay was first found in Staffordshire 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.
Early History of the Woorlay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Woorlay research. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1510, 1600, 1100, 1167, 1173, 1415, 1570, 1455, 1487, 1565, 1618 and 1565 are included under the topic Early Woorlay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Woorlay Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wyrley, Wirley, Worley, Wireley, Wyrly, Wurley, Wurlie, Wirlie, De Wyrley, Wyarley and many more.
Early Notables of the Woorlay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Woorlay family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..