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Wrottesley Early Origins



The surname Wrottesley 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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Wrottesley Spelling Variations


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Wrottesley 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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Wrottesley Early History


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Wrottesley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wrottesley 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 Wrottesley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wrottesley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wrottesley 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 Wrottesley 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Wrottesley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wrottesley (post 1700)



  • Arthur Wrottesley (1824-1910), 3rd Baron Wrottesley, British peer and Liberal politician
  • John Wrottesley (1798-1867), 2nd Baron Wrottesley, British astronomer, namesake of the Wrottesley crater on the moon
  • John Wrottesley (1771-1841), 1st Baron Wrottesley (1838)

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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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  11. ...

The Wrottesley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wrottesley 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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