James Varley

28 September 1823–
Calverley,York,England

The Life of James

When James Varley was christened on 28 September 1823, his father, James Varley, was 18 and his mother, Hannah Sutcliffe, was 17.

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Family Time Line

James Varley
1805–
Hannah Sutcliffe
1806–
Benjamin Varley
1822–
James Varley
1823–
Jane Varley
1825–
Mary Varley
1826–
Edwin Varley
1828–
John Varley
1830–
William Varley
1831–
Mary Ann Varley
1832–

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Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Varley or Varleys in Devon, or any of the other places in southwestern England named in Old English as ‘fern clearing’ ( see Farley ), the change from f to v arising from voicing of f which is characteristic of that area. 2. (of Norman origin) habitational name from Verly in Aisne, Picardy, France, so named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Virilius + the locative suffix -acum, or from Vesly (La Manche); surnames of this origin are recorded in Suffolk from the 13th century. However, the overwhelming preponderence of the modern surname is in West Yorkshire.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • James Varley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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