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Where did the English Gulley family come from? What is the English Gulley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gulley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gulley family history?The Gulley surname comes from the Middle English word "golias," meaning "giant;" as such, it likely evolved from a nickname for a very large man.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gully, Gulley, Golly, Golley, Gullie, Gullee and many more.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gulley research. Another 283 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1225, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Gulley History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Gulley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gulley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Gulley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Gulley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Gulley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Gulley Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
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.
The Gulley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gulley 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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