Jellicoe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Jellicoe family
The surname Jellicoe was first found in Derbyshire 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 1553 when John Jelicoke held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Jellicoe family
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Jellicoe Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Jellicoe are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Jellicoe include: Jellicoe, Jellicoke, Jellico, Jellicorse, Jelicoe, Jerico, Jericoe, Gellicoe and many more.
Early Notables of the Jellicoe family (pre 1700)
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Jellicoe migration to the United States +
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Jellicoe or a variant listed above:
Jellicoe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Samuel Jellicoe, who arrived in America in 1699
Jellicoe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Adam Jellicoe, who settled in Antigua (Antego) in 1718
Jellicoe migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Jellicoe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- H Jellicoe, who landed in Hokianga, New Zealand in 1836
Contemporary Notables of the name Jellicoe (post 1700) +
- Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe (1900-1996), English landscape architect, garden designer and author, founding president of the International Federation of Landscape Architects
- Patricia Ann Jellicoe (1927-2017), British playwright, theatre director and actress
- George Jellicoe (1918-2007), 2nd Earl Jellicoe, longest serving member of the House of Lords
- John Rushworth Jellicoe (1859-1935), 1st Earl Jellicoe, a British naval officer who commanded the fleet that fought the Germans at Jutland (1916), he was also governor-general of New Zealand (1920–1924)
- Ann Jellicoe (b. 1927), British actress, theatre director and playwright
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