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The annals of Scottish history reveal that Golightly was first used as a name by descendants of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland. The Golightly family lived in some place which is now obscure. The surname Golightly belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Golightly Early Origins



The surname Golightly 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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Golightly Spelling Variations


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Golightly Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Golightly include Galletly, Gallightly, Gellatly, Gellately, Gillatly, Golightly and many more.

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Golightly Early History


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Golightly Early History



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

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Golightly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Golightly Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Golightly 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



Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North Ameri ca. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Golightly:

Golightly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • T J Golightly, who arrived in Texas in 1835

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Contemporary Notables of the name Golightly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Golightly (post 1700)



  • William Leslie "Crip" Golightly (1900-1974), American college basketball head coach of the Texas Tech Matadors basketball team (1930-1931)
  • Gage Golightly (b. 1993), born Traja Gaj Golightly, an American actress best known for her role as Hayley Steele in the Nickelodeon series The Troop (2009-2011)
  • Holly Golightly (b. 1964), American comic book writer and artist
  • Millard S. Golightly, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State Senate 15th District, 1956
  • John Golightly (b. 1936), English actor, best known for his role in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), The Heroes of Telemark (1965) and Lifeforce (1985)
  • Holly Golightly (b. 1966), born Holly Golightly Smith, an English singer-songwriter
  • Charles Pourtales Golightly (1807-1885), Anglican clergyman and religious writer

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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. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    2. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Golightly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Golightly 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 December 2016 at 17:29.

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