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Wristeley Early Origins



The surname Wristeley was first found in Staffordshire where the family name was first referenced in the year 1170 when Adam de Wrotteslega held estates in that shire. Tettenhall-Regis was an ancient home to the family. "Of the several excellent residences, the largest is Wrottesley Hall, the seat of Lord Wrottesley, surrounded with good land and wood." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
For those interested in further research of the early history of the surname we recommend the ancient Harleian Manuscripts which are in the archives of the British Museum. These Manuscripts are a Catalogue of the Herald's Visitations between 1510 and 1600. This distinguished surname Wrottesly is recorded in Manuscript: 1043, folio 45; 1046; 1077; and 1173. In Lancashire seek Manuscript 6159, folio 84.

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Wristeley Spelling Variations


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Wristeley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wrottesely, Wrottesley, Rottesly, Rottersly, Wrottersley, Wrottsley, Wrottsly, Rottsley, Wroteley, Wrotesley, Wriothesley and many more.

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Wristeley Early History


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Wristeley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wristeley research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1306, 1348, 1524, 1538, 1597, 1616, 1441, 1457, 1521, 1607, 1667, 1572, 1655, 1573 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Wristeley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wristeley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wristeley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir Walter Wrottesley (b. 1441), Knight of Reading, Berkshire; Richard Wrottesley (circa 1457-1521), High Sheriff of Staffordshire; Sir Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton, KG (1607-1667), an English statesman and strong supporter of Charles II, he rose to the position of...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wristeley 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: those who came 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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. 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.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Wristeley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wristeley 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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