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Jelks Early Origins



The surname Jelks was first found in Cambridgeshire 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 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Jelks Spelling Variations


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Jelks Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gilkes, Gelkes, Jilkes, Gilks, Gilkins, Gilkin, Jelkes, Jelks, Jelke, Jilke, Jilk, Gilk, Gilks, Gelke, Gelkes and many more.

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Jelks Early History


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Jelks Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jelks research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Jelks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jelks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jelks Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Jelks 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 or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jelks (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jelks (post 1700)



  • Gregory Dion Jelks (1961-2017), American Major League Baseball player for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1987 and later for the Australia national baseball team
  • Amanda Renee Jelks (b. 1986), American actress
  • William Dorsey Jelks (1855-1931), American Democratic politician who was the 32nd Governor of Alabama
  • William Dorsey Jelks (1855-1931), American Democrat politician, Member of Alabama State Senate; Governor of Alabama, 1900, 1901-04, 1905-07; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1912
  • J. T. Jelks, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Arkansas, 1896
  • Godfrey Jelks, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 19th District, 2008

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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    The Jelks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jelks 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 10 January 2017 at 13:20.

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