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Golly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Golly family


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.

Early History of the Golly family


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Golly Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Golly family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Golly family to the New World and Oceana


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 [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)

Golly Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Golly, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday February 7th, 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord Raglan 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/lordraglan1856.shtml

Golly Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

The Golly 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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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)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Friday February 7th, 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord Raglan 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/lordraglan1856.shtml

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