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
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
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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