James Varley

28 September 1823–

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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James Varley
Hannah Sutcliffe
Benjamin Varley
James Varley
Jane Varley
Mary Varley
Edwin Varley
John Varley
William Varley
Mary Ann Varley

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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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