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Today's generation of the Gellatly family inherits a name that was first used by the Scottish tribe known as the Picts. The first family to use the name Gellatly lived in some place which is now obscure. The surname Gellatly belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Gellatly Early Origins



The surname Gellatly 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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Gellatly Spelling Variations


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Gellatly Spelling Variations



Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Gellatly has appeared Galletly, Gallightly, Gellatly, Gellately, Gillatly, Golightly and many more.

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Gellatly Early History


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Gellatly Early History



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

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Gellatly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gellatly Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gellatly 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



Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North Ameri ca. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Gellatly:

Gellatly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H. C. Gellatly, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Mrs. A. E. Gellatly, aged 57, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Gellatly Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William D. Gellatly, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1910
  • William John R.P. Gellatly, aged 25, who landed in America from London, England, in 1910
  • John Gellatly, aged 26, who landed in America from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1910
  • Helen Gellatly, aged 34, who emigrated to America from Nitshill, Scotland, in 1911
  • Francis E. Gellatly, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gellatly Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Gellatly, aged 33, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Jessie B. Gellatly, aged 29, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • David Gellatly, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Jessie B. Gellatly, aged 5, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Elizabeth Gellatly, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gellatly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gellatly (post 1700)



  • John Arthur Gellatly (1869-1963), American politician, 10th Lieutenant Governor of Washington (1929-1933)
  • Jim Gellatly, Scottish radio presenter and DJ
  • Dr Jessie Handyside Gellatly MB ChB DPH (1882-1935), British physician, one of Britainís first university-qualified female doctors, she served with the Royal Army Medical Corps in the First World War
  • Charles Thelluson "Charlie" Gellatly (1910-1973), English professional association football player who played from 1928 to 1934
  • Stephen James Gellatly (b. 1980), New Zealand first-class cricketer

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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. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    5. 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.
    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. 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.
    8. 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.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
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    The Gellatly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gellatly 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 14 December 2016 at 20:36.

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