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The Golly surname comes from the Middle English word "golias," meaning "giant;" as such, it likely evolved from a nickname for a very large man.

Golly Early Origins



The surname Golly was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1206 when Hugh Golie held estates.

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Golly Spelling Variations


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Golly Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gully, Gulley, Golly, Golley, Gullie, Gullee and many more.

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Golly Early History


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Golly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Golly research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1225, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Golly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Golly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Golly Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Golly 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:

Golly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Golly, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637

Golly Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Golly, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan"

Golly Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Henry Golly, aged 30, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Thomasina Golly, aged 21, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874

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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: Nil sine cruce
Motto Translation: Nothing without the cross.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. 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. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Golly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Golly 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 6 December 2015 at 09:26.

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