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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Gateley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Eleanor Wood Gateley, who arrived in Colorado in 1906 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • 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, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Anna E. Gateley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883
  • Willia D. Gateley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883
  • Minnie Gateley, who 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



  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)

Other References

  1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  6. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  7. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  10. 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.
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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.

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