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The chronicles of the Gateley family reach back into Scottish history to an ancient tribe known as the Picts. The ancestors of the Gateley family lived in some place which is now obscure. The surname Gateley belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Gateley Early Origins



The surname Gateley 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.

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Gateley Spelling Variations


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Gateley Spelling Variations



When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Gateley has been written Galletly, Gallightly, Gellatly, Gellately, Gillatly, Golightly and many more.

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Gateley Early History


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Gateley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gateley research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1291 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Gateley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gateley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gateley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gateley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Gateley:

Gateley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Eleanor W Gateley, who landed in Michigan in 1868

Gateley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Eleanor Wood Gateley, who arrived in Colorado in 1906
  • Mary Gateley, aged 24, who arrived in America, in 1906
  • Mary Gateley, aged 18, who arrived in America from Chimney Park, Ireland, in 1910
  • Mary Ann Gateley, aged 34, who arrived in America, in 1910
  • Bernard Thomas Gateley, aged 22, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gateley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Gateley landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Anna E. Gateley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883
  • Willia D. Gateley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883
  • Minnie Gateley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gateley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gateley (post 1700)



  • James David "Jimmy" Gateley (1931-1985), American fiddle player, best known for his work with Bill Anderson
  • Edwina Gateley, English-born, American missionary founding Volunteer Missionary Movement
  • Liz Gateley, American senior vice president, series development, for MTV
  • Michael Anthony Gateley (b. 1904), Indian gold medalist field hockey player at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Hactenus invictus
Motto Translation: Hitherto unconquered.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    5. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    9. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 1 September 2015 at 19:47.

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