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Audley – Charles: variant of Audley

 The Audley- Charles Family.  The first member of this family who  had the both the names Audley and Charles is {HC5} Henry Edward Audley Charles (1871 – 1927). The Charles in his name was the surname of his father. The Audley in his name is the maiden name of one of {HC5}’s Great Great Grandmothers. The information about this family is given in the file below.

pdfimage       The History of Audley Family HC

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Audsley – Variant of Audley

From my research I believe that the  Audley and Audsley surnames are both independent surnames and one is not a variant of the other. My primary evidence for this is the distribution of the two surnames in the 1841 census
1841censusAudleyAudsley

The blue squares represent the Locations of People with the Audsley surname in the 1841 census

 

The red circles represent the Locations of People with the Audley surname in the 1841 census

There is however one branch of the Audsley Family from Crayford in Kent, England which emigrated to Australia. When they were in Australia one branch of this Audsley appears to have changed  its surname to Audley.

This family is detailed as ‘ Audley Family YK’ which can be found under the Family Trees section of this website or by following the link below

  pdfimage    The history ofAudley Family YK

I would like to hear from any member of this family with either the Audley or the Audsley surname in the hope that they could explain why the surname changed for one branch of thay family. I would also like to hear from any member of the Audsley family, who have other links between the Audley and Audsley surnames. I can be contacted through the ‘Contact Page’ of this website

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Aidley – variant of Audley

I believe that the Aidley Surname is a variant of the Audley surname and that if most people with the Aidley surname trace their family history; they will find that in the early 1800 their ancestors lived near the Parish of Siddington in Cheshire, England, and will find themselves related to an Audley Family.

The details of this family tree are detailed in  ‘Audley Family R’ which can be found by selecting the link  below.

       The History of Audley Family R

 

I would like to hear from people with the Aidley surname to help develop this branch of the Audley Family. I can be contacted through the contact page o this website

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Allday – variant of Audley

From my research I believe that the Allday and Audley surnames are  two separate and independent surnames. However I believe that the surname of one branch of the  Allday family may have changed in the late 1700s from Allday to Audley.

In the late 1700s the family would have been illiterate and therefore their births, marriages and deaths would have been recorded in the parish register by the vicar who spelt the surname in  the way he thought was appropriate for what he heard (i.e Allday). When the family moved from a small village in Cheshire, England to the City of Liverpool, England the vicar  when recording their births marriages and deaths spelt their surname in the way he thought was appropriate for what he heard (i.e. Audley). Perhaps the vicar in Liverpool was in some way already familiar with the name Audley being a surname.  As the family became literate they learned to spell their surname as Audley and hence one branch of the Allday Family became a branch of the Audley Family.

The evidence for this occurring is as follows:

Firstly – When the members of ‘Audley Family A’ were living n the village of Capenhurst in Cheshire, England their births, marriages and deaths were recorded in the registers of two parishes spelt ‘Allday’.

Secondly – A living member of ‘ Audley Family AA’ (one of the 4 branches) of ‘Audley Family A’ took a Y chromosome DNA test. Those test results  showed a significant match to a living person with the Allday surname.  The results suggest a 99% probability of the two people sharing a common ancestor within 15 generations (say 375 years) and an 88% probability of these two people sharing a common ancestor within 8 generations (say 200 years).

I have traced  the ancestors of the  two people who undertook the  the DNA test by about 8 generations  and have not found any link so far. I am also struggling using documentary family history research to progress these family trees further back in time. The family trees so far developed are given in the files below:

pdfimage      The History of Audley Family A

It should be noted that Audley Family A contains the information about one branch of the Audley Family for the period 1750  to 1800, whilst the family were living in the village of Capenhurst, Cheshire England, and their births marriages and deaths were recorded in the registers of two parishes namely Neston and Shotwick.  The  four brothers moved to Liverpool, Lancashire, England and the history of the descendants of each of the four brothers is detailed in a separate file files namely ‘Audley Family AA’; ‘Audley Family AB’; ‘Audley Family AC’ & ‘Audley Family AD’

pdfimage     The History of the Allday Family of Birmingham.   (last updated 17th February 2021)

The Alllday family described in the above file which show a Y chromospme DNA link to ‘Audley Family A’ are described as ‘of Birmingham’ as that is  earliest location that I can find them living (approx 1800). In 1800 the Allday family were living some 78 miles to the South East from where the Audley Family were living.

I would appreciate contact from anyone who could help me identify the earlier history of this ‘Allday Family of Birmingham’.

The following link will take you to the website ‘ Allday Tribes of the World’

link       ‘Allday Tribes of the World’

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 Adley – variant of Audley

I believe that the Adley and Audley Surnames are independent Surnames, however in certain locations the Adley and Audley surnames become interchangeable. The following are the two areas where this occurs:

In County Galway, Ireland, I believe  that an Old Irish Surname or Surnames, such as Áiligh or Ó h-Adhlaigh were anglicised to Audley and Adley and other less frequent variants. Due to the low level of literacy in the 1800s it appears from records that the Audley and Adley surnames were interchangeable. This is demonstrate in the  history of  ‘Audley Family M’

In the County of Cheshire, England in the early 1800s the Audley Surname changed from Audley to Aidley during this transition the Adley Surname was also used. This is demonstrated in the History of ‘Audley Family R’

Both the documents referred to above can be found on one of the ‘Family Tree’ pages on this website or by following one of the links below:

 

        The History of Audley Family M

           The History of Audley Family R

I would like to hear from anybody with the Adley surname who can add to the information I have about the link between the Audley and Adley surnames. I can be contacted through the ‘Contact Page’ on this website.

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