Is your Surname registered?

Our 2,744 members have registered
2,397 study surnames with us
and a further 6,089 variant names.

943 total views, 1 views today




About the study

The one-name  study into the Wakley surname started  in 2014, growing out of a number of years researching my mother's maiden name.

The study was registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies in the same year.

Variant names

The registered variants of the name are Wakely & Wakeley.   There is an incredible amount of crossover between all registered variants, with the three often being interchangeable - as is common in the times when people weren't as literate as they are today.

Name origin

The name is mostly in the West Country, Dorset & Devon, but the name also appears in the South Wales area of Monmouthshire, perhaps some of them moved here.

Historical occurrences of the name

The name is also to be found in the Burks Perage, and have found that on of the varients was the founder of the magazine "The Larncet", and also I have found one who was the Member of Parliament for Frinsbury in the time when Sir Robert Peel was alive. I will have to look into this