Wristeley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Wristeley family
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." 
Another source notes "this family are said to have been seated at Wrottesley, co. Stafford, from the period of the Conquest. The pedigree, however, is not proved beyond Hugo de Wrottesley, lord of that manor in the reign of Henry II. Sir Hugh Wrottesley, one of the Founders of the Order of the Garter, the head of the house temp. Edward III., was a direct ancestor of the present Lord Wrottesley." 
Wrottesley is a a hamlet, in the parish of Tettenhall, union of Seisdon, S. division of the hundred of Seisdon. "Here are the vestiges of a town, generally supposed to be British, and to have been destroyed during the conflicts of the Saxons and the Danes. Some antiquaries, however, from the massive square stones and large hinges dug up at various periods, and from the apparent regularity of the streets, consider it to have been a Roman city, and one of them, Mr. Salmon, maintains that it is Uriconium, which others have placed at Wroxeter. " 
Early History of the Wristeley family
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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.
Early Notables of the Wristeley family (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; Charles Wriothesley (1508?-1562), English herald and chronicler, said by Anstis to have been born on 8 May 1508 at his father's house outside Cripplegate, the fourth son of Sir Thomas Wriothesley (d. 1534); Sir Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton, KG...
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Migration of the Wristeley family
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..
- Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.