Furley


Furley
Recorded as Farley, Farleigh, and Furley, this is an English surname. It is locational from any of the various places in England called Farley or Farleigh, such as those in Berkshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire, and Staffordshire or from Furley in Devonshire. In all cases the placenames are derived from the Olde English pre 7th century word "fearn", meaning the fern weed, and "leah", a fenced clearing or farm, and hence a fern covered clearing. Farley Hill in Berkshire was first recorded as Farellei" in the Domesday Book of 1086; the place in Derbyshire was first recorded as "Farleie" in the Domesday Book; and the place in Hampshire was first recorded as "Ferlege", also in the Domesday Book. Farley in Staffordshire was first recorded as "Fernelege" in the Domesday Book of the county, and as "Farleye" in "Inquisitiones post mortem", dated 1273. Early examples of the surname include Richard de Farlegh of Oxford in 1222, and John Ferleye of Worcestershire in 1322. In the early records of the new colonies of America, Thomas Farley, and his wife Jane, were recorded in the 'Muster of the Inhabitants of Virginea, in January 1624'. They had arrived on the ship "Ann" in 1623. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William de Ferlecheia. This was dated 1189, in the Medieval Records of Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset, during the reign of King Henry 11, known as "The Builder of Churches", 1154 - 1189. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Furley — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: David J. Furley (1922–2010), US amerikanischer Altphilologe britischer Herkunft William D. Furley (* 1953), britischer Altphilologe Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit dem …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ralph Furley — Don Knotts as Ralph Furley First appearance The New Landlord Last appearance Friends and Lovers …   Wikipedia

  • David J. Furley — (* 24. Februar 1922 in Nottingham; † 26. Januar 2010 in Banbury) war ein britischer Klassischer Philologe. Leben David John Furley besuchte die Nottingham High School und studierte Klassische Philologie am Jesus College in Cambridge. Nach dem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Philip Furley Fyson — (1877 1947) was a botanist and educator who worked in India. He is the author of several works on the flora of the South Indian hills. The Fyson prize is instituted in his honour by the Presidency college of Madras for work in the area of natural …   Wikipedia

  • List of Three's Company episodes — This is a list of episodes of the American sitcom Three s Company that aired from 1977 84 on ABC. Contents 1 Series overview 2 Episodes 2.1 Season 1: 1977 2.2 …   Wikipedia

  • Anaxagoras and the atomists — C.C.W.Taylor ANAXAGORAS In the course of the fifth century BC the political and cultural pre eminence of Athens attracted to the city a considerable number of intellectuals of various kinds from all over the Greek world. This phenomenon, the so… …   History of philosophy

  • Pythagoreans and Eleatics — Edward Hussey PYTHAGORAS AND THE EARLY PYTHAGOREANS Pythagoras, a native of Samos, emigrated to southern Italy around 520, and seems to have established himself in the city of Croton. There he founded a society of people sharing his beliefs and… …   History of philosophy

  • Peripatetic school (The) — The Peripatetic school1 Robert W.Sharples THE HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL AND OF ARISTOTLE’S WRITINGS The history of Peripatetic philosophy after Aristotle falls into two phases, divided by the renewal of interest in the works we now possess after… …   History of philosophy

  • Helen Roper — First appearance A Man About the House Last appearance Night of the Ropers Portrayed by …   Wikipedia

  • Peripatetic school — The Peripatetics were members of a school of philosophy in ancient Greece. Their teachings derived from their founder, the Greek philosopher Aristotle and Peripatetic ( #x03b9; #x03b9; #x03ba; #x1f79; #x03c2;) is a name given to his followers.As… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.