Galletly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In Scottish history, few names go farther back than Galletly, whose ancestors lived among the clans of the Pictish tribe. The ancestors of the Galletly family lived in some place which is now obscure. The surname Galletly belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Galletly family

The surname Galletly was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, 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.

Important Dates for the Galletly family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Galletly research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1291 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Galletly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Galletly Spelling Variations

Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Galletly has been written Galletly, Gallightly, Gellatly, Gellately, Gillatly, Golightly and many more.

Early Notables of the Galletly family (pre 1700)

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Galletly 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:

Galletly Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Child Galletly, (b. 1857), aged 7 months, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Glentanner" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd October 1857 [1]
  • Mr. Peter Galletly, (b. 1830), aged 27, British ploughman travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Glentanner" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd October 1857 [1]
  • Mr. David Galletly, (b. 1833), aged 24, British shepherd travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Glentanner" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd October 1857 [1]
  • Mrs. Marjory Galletly, (b. 1833), aged 24, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Glentanner" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd October 1857 [1]
  • Mr. John Galletly, (b. 1854), aged 3, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Glentanner" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 3rd October 1857 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Galletly (post 1700)

  • Jane Beatrice Galletly (1928-2017), née Toft, English-born, New Zealand television scriptwriter from Staveley, Derbyshire
  • Jo Galletly (1979-2008), New Zealand field hockey player at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Citations

  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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