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The roots of the name Jelley come from the Viking settlers of ancient Scotland. The name was derived from Giles. The surname Jelley is derived from a corruption of this personal name. Giles is derived from the Old Scandinavian personal name Gilli, which came to the British Isles with the Vikings who settled in the north of England and in Scotland in the 9th century AD. They came to the British Isles under the leadership of Sigurd the Stout after they were dispossessed of their lands by the King of Norway.

Jelley Early Origins



The surname Jelley was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, 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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Jelley Spelling Variations


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Jelley Spelling Variations



Medieval scribes most often spelled names by the way they sounded. spelling variations, are thus, very common in records dating from that time. Over the years, Jelley has been spelled Jelly, Jellie, Jelley and others.

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Jelley Early History


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Jelley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jelley research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1500 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Jelley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jelley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jelley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Jelley 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



The Scottish settlers spread out along the fertile land of the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. They and many of their children went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. That heritage has been recovered by many in this century through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Archival documents indicate that members of the Jelley family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Jelley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • C. S. Jelley, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Fred Allen Jelley, aged 45, who landed in America from Brighton, England, in 1907
  • George Jelley, aged 78, who emigrated to the United States from Marke Harborough, England, in 1908
  • Hannah Jelley, aged 40, who settled in America from Eccles, England, in 1910
  • Henry Jelley, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Upton Park, London, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jelley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jelley (post 1700)



  • Stephen Jelley (b. 1982), British auto racing driver

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Jelley Historic Events


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Jelley Historic Events




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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    9. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Jelley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jelley 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 28 December 2016 at 13:19.

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