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The origins of this name are somewhat uncertain. It seems quite plausible that the name is derived from the Germanic personal name "Giddo," which later became Gide in French, and Gidley in Anglo-Saxon Britain. There was also an Old English personal name "Gydda," of uncertain origin. There is a place named Gidleigh in Devon, that was part of the lands of the Count of Mortain in the entry in the Domesday Book of 1085.

Gidley Early Origins



The surname Gidley was first found in Devon 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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Gidley Spelling Variations


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Gidley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gidley, Gydley, Gidly and others.

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Gidley Early History


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Gidley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gidley research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1660 is included under the topic Early Gidley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gidley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gidley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gidley 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gidley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Gidley, who was on record in Virginia in 1769

Gidley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edwin Gidley, who came to Philadelphia in 1875
  • Fred Gidley, who arrived in Michigan in 1888

Gidley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Gidley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAROLINE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Caroline.htm
  • Elizabeth Gidley, aged 18, a servant, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850
  • John Gidley, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1850
  • John Gidley, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "British Empire"
  • Elizabeth Gidley, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "British Empire"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gidley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Gidley, aged 37, a gardener, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • Susan Gidley, aged 35, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • George Gidley, aged 13, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • William Gidley, aged 10, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gidley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gidley (post 1700)



  • Memo Gidley (b. 1970), Mexican-American racing driver of German and Canadian ancestry
  • Townsend E. Gidley, American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Jackson County, 1835-36, 1838, 1850; Member of Michigan State Senate, 1839-42, 1863-64
  • Edward A. Gidley, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1902, 1904
  • Pamela Gidley (b. 1966), American Television and movie actress
  • Kurt Gidley (b. 1982), Australian footballer and captain of the Newcastle Knights in the NRL
  • Jennifer Gidley PhD, Australian psychologist, educator and futures researcher
  • Matthew Gidley (b. 1977), Australian rugby league player
  • Sandra Julia Gidley (b. 1957), British politician
  • Josť Guillermo "Memo" Gidley, racing driver

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAROLINE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Caroline.htm

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. 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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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The Gidley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gidley 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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