Jolly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Jolly family

The surname Jolly was first found in Languedoc, where this impressive family has held a family seat since early times.

Early History of the Jolly family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jolly research. Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1534, 1554, 1620, 1645, 1743, 1789, 1800, 1645, 1700, 1637, 1637 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Jolly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jolly Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Joly, Joli, Jolis, Jolly, Jolie, Jollie, Jolley, Joley, Jouly, Jouli, De Joly, De Joli, De Jolly, De Jolie, De Jollie, De Jolley, De Joley, De Jouley and many more.

Early Notables of the Jolly family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Joseph-Louis de Joly, Captain, Knight and Admiral of France; Louis (Joliet) Jolliet (1645-1700), Canadian explorer born in Quebec, he discovered the Mississippi River in 1637 and traveled down the Mississippi to within 435...
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Jolly migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jolly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Joseph Jolly, who arrived in Virginia in 1633 [1]
  • Mary Jolly, aged 21, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • Mary Jolly, aged 21, settled in Virginia in 1635
  • John Jolly, who settled in Virginia in 1636
  • Margery Jolly, who settled in Virginia in 1636
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Jolly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Francois Jolly, aged 28, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
  • James Jolly, aged 40, settled in Maryland in 1775
Jolly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Jolly, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]
  • Hugh Jolly, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1809 [1]
  • Patterson Jolly, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [1]
  • Job Henry Jolly, aged 21, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]
  • Robert Jolly, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [1]
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Jolly migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jolly Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • John Jolly, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774
Jolly Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Miss. Catherine Jolly, aged 6 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Eliza Caroline" departing 3rd May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 14th June 1847 but she died on board [2]

Jolly migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Jolly Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Jolly, a carpenter, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Mr. Henry Jolly, (b. 1809), aged 30, Cornish cordwainer from Falmouth, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Andromache" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 31st January 1838 [3]
  • Mrs. Eleanor Jolly, (b. 1809), aged 30, Cornish settler from Falmouth, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Andromache" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 31st January 1838 [3]
  • Mr. Henry Jolly, (b. 1837), aged 2, Cornish settler from Falmouth, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Andromache" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 31st January 1838 [3]
  • Miss Ann Marie Jolly, (b. 1832), aged 7, Cornish settler from Falmouth, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Andromache" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 31st January 1838 [3]
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Jolly migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Jolly Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Jolly, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mariner" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd June 1859 [4]
  • Mrs. Jolly, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mariner" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd June 1859 [4]
  • Thomas Jolly, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1864
  • Mr. Henry Jolly, (b. 1845), aged 23, Cornish ploughman departing on 12th November 1868 aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 8th February 1869 [5]
  • Miss Mary Jolly, (b. 1838), aged 30, Cornish dairymaid departing on 12th November 1868 aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 8th February 1869 [5]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Jolly (post 1700)

  • E. Grady Jolly (b. 1937), American jurist, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1982-)
  • Johnny Ray Jolly Jr. (b. 1983), former American football defensive end who played for the Green Bay Packers (2006-2009) and in 2013
  • David Wilson Jolly (b. 1972), American attorney, former lobbyist and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida (2014-2017)
  • Alison Jolly (1937-2014), American primatologist, known for her studies of lemur biology
  • Allison Jolly (b. 1956), American Olympic gold medalist sailor
  • Surgeon-Captain Richard Tadeusz Jolly OBE (1946-2018), Hong Kong-born, British Royal Navy medical officer who served in the Falklands War and was later decorated by both the British and Argentine governments
  • Robert Dudley "Bob" Jolly MNZM (b. 1930), New Zealand veterinary academic, emeritus professor at Massey University
  • Robert Jolly (b. 1885), British cyclist at the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • Nicola “Nicci” Jolly, Scottish television presenter and former beauty pageant titleholder, Miss Scotland 2003
  • William Alfred Jolly CMG (1881-1955), Australian politician, Member of the Australian Parliament for Lilley (1937-1943), 1st Lord Mayor of Brisbane (1925-1931)
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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 81)
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
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