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Worelay Early Origins



The surname Worelay 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.

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Worelay Spelling Variations


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Worelay Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wyrley, Wirley, Worley, Wireley, Wyrly, Wurley, Wurlie, Wirlie, De Wyrley, Wyarley and many more.

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Worelay Early History


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Worelay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Worelay research. Another 315 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1510, 1600, 1100, 1167, 1173, 1415, 1570, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Worelay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Worelay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Worelay Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Worelay 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: 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..

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