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Gailey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Gailey. It was given to a person who was known for their cheerful personality and their jovial disposition. The surname Gailey was originally derived form the Old English word gal, which described a person as being pleasant and merry.

Early Origins of the Gailey family


The surname Gailey was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Gailey family


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Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1534, 1546, 1628, 1678, 1635, 1702, 1671, 1701, 1680, 1721, 1647, 1721, 1670 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Gailey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gailey Spelling Variations


One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Gailey has appeared include Gale, Gail, Gaile, Gales and others.

Early Notables of the Gailey family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include George Gale, Mayor of York; Theophilus Gale (1628-1678), an English educationalist, nonconformist and theologian of dissent from Kingsteignton, Devon; Thomas Gale (1635?-1702), an English classical scholar, antiquarian and cleric from Scruton, Yorkshire; Mildred Gale (1671-1701), born...
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Migration of the Gailey family to the New World and Oceana


At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Gailey arrived in North America very early:

Gailey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Gailey, aged 55, originally from Donegal, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "City of Rome" from Londonderry, Ireland [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6BD-VMX : 6 December 2014), Cath. Gailey, 24 Jun 1893; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name City of Rome, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mrs. Gailey, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Furnessia" from Glasgow, Scotland [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXM7-Y3F : 6 December 2014), Mrs. Gailey, 09 Jul 1894; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Furnessia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Gailey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Gailey, aged 20, originally from Glasgow, Scotland, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Columbia" from Glasgow, Scotland [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68S-VTY : 6 December 2014), William Gailey, 05 Oct 1920; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • William Walker Gailey, aged 19, originally from Belfast, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J662-WMK : 6 December 2014), William Walker Gailey, 16 Apr 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Gailey (post 1700)


  • Francis "Frank" Gailey (1882-1972), American three-time silver medalist freestyle swimmer at the 1904 Summer Olympics [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Athletes - Famous Olympic Athletes, Medalists, Sports Heroes. (Retrieved 2013, April 29) Francis Gailey. Retrieved from http://www.olympic.org/content/olympic-athletes/generic-athlete-page/?athleteid=57381
  • Thomas Chandler Gailey Jr. (b. 1952), American NFL professional and college football coach
  • Major-General Charles Kenon Gailey Jr. (1901-1966), American Chief of the Office of Civil Affairs, Department of the Army (1959) [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 5) Charles Gailey. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Gailey/Charles_Kenon_Jr./USA.html
  • Thomas Chandler Gailey, American politician, Mayor of Americus, Georgia, 1991-93 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mark Gailey, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 2002, 2004 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Doug Gailey (d. 2007), New Zealand former rugby league player

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6BD-VMX : 6 December 2014), Cath. Gailey, 24 Jun 1893; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name City of Rome, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXM7-Y3F : 6 December 2014), Mrs. Gailey, 09 Jul 1894; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Furnessia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68S-VTY : 6 December 2014), William Gailey, 05 Oct 1920; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J662-WMK : 6 December 2014), William Walker Gailey, 16 Apr 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ Athletes - Famous Olympic Athletes, Medalists, Sports Heroes. (Retrieved 2013, April 29) Francis Gailey. Retrieved from http://www.olympic.org/content/olympic-athletes/generic-athlete-page/?athleteid=57381
  6. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 5) Charles Gailey. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Gailey/Charles_Kenon_Jr./USA.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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