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Where did the English Jellico family come from? What is the English Jellico family crest and coat of arms? When did the Jellico family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Jellico family history?

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Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Jellico have been found, including Jellicoe, Jellicoke, Jellico, Jellicorse, Jelicoe, Jerico, Jericoe, Gellicoe and many more.

First found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1553 when John Jelicoke held estates in that shire.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jellico research. Another 170 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, and 1648 are included under the topic Early Jellico History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Jellico Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Jellico, or a variant listed above: Samuel Jellicoe, who arrived in America in 1699; Adam Jellicoe, who settled in Antigua (Antego) in 1718; and John Jerico, who arrived in New York, NY in 1837..

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The Jellico Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jellico 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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