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Where did the Scottish Jelley family come from? What is the Scottish Jelley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Jelley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Jelley family history?The roots of the name Jelley come from the Viking settlers of ancient Scotland. The name was derived from Giles. The surname Jelley is derived from a corruption of this personal name. Giles is derived from the Old Scandinavian personal name Gilli, which came to the British Isles with the Vikings who settled in the north of England and in Scotland in the 9th century AD. They came to the British Isles under the leadership of Sigurd the Stout after they were dispossessed of their lands by the King of Norway.
Medieval scribes most often spelled names by the way they sounded. spelling variations, are thus, very common in records dating from that time. Over the years, Jelley has been spelled Jelly, Jellie, Jelley and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jelley research. Another 175 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1500 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Jelley History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Jelley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
The Scottish settlers spread out along the fertile land of the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. They and many of their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. That heritage has been recovered by many in this century through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Archival documents indicate that members of the Jelley family relocated to North American shores quite early:
Jelley Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Jelley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jelley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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