Show ContentsGallie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Gallie. It was a name given to someone who was a galley-man. One source notes that these people were "rowers" [1] while another notes that "these were commonly called gallie-men, as men that came up in the gallies, who brought up wines and other merchandizes, which they landed in Thames-strete, at a place called Galley- key." [2]

Early Origins of the Gallie family

The surname Gallie was first found in Yorkshire where Henry Galye was first listed in the Assize Rolls of 1219. Years later, Adam del Galay was listed in 1304. [1]

Early History of the Gallie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gallie research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1304, 1696, 1769, 1696, 1714, 1717, 1721 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Gallie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gallie Spelling Variations

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 Gallie have been found, including Galley, Gallie, Gally, Galey, Gally and others.

Early Notables of the Gallie family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Henry Gally (1696-1769), English divine and classical scholar, son of the Rev. Peter Gally, a French Protestant refugee, was born at Beckenham, Kent, in August 1696. He was admitted a pensioner of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, under the tuition of Mr. Fawcett...
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United States Gallie migration to the United States +

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. Among the first immigrants of the name Gallie, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Gallie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Annabella Gallie, aged 43, who immigrated to the United States from Choppington, England, in 1916
  • Herbert Norman Gallie, aged 33, who settled in America from Portobello, Scotland, in 1917
  • Rich Gallie, aged 59, who landed in America, in 1918
  • Jean Gallie, aged 16, who immigrated to the United States, in 1924
  • Jean Gallie, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1924
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Contemporary Notables of the name Gallie (post 1700) +

  • Colin Gallie (b. 1971), Scottish auto racing driver from Falkirk
  • George Holmes Gallie (1917-1944), Scottish international rugby union player
  • Menna Patricia Humphreys Gallie (1920-1990), Welsh novelist and translator
  • Philip Roy Gallie (1939-2011), British politician, Conservative Member of Parliament for Ayr (1992 to 1997)
  • Walter Bryce Gallie (1912-1998), Scottish social theorist, political theorist and philosopher

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print on Facebook