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The history of the name Jelliffe goes back 1066 when the Norman Conquest of England occurred. Soon after this event, the name would have been given to a happy and lively person. The surname of Jolliffe was originally derived from the Old French word joli, of the same meaning. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Jelliffe Early Origins



The surname Jelliffe was first found in Staffordshire where they were an ancient family granted lands by William the Conqueror, and "allied to some of the chief nobles of the Kingdom." A northern branch enjoyed power and affluence in Europe before the Norman Conquest, and were originally known as Jolli. This spelling changed with the years to Jollye, to Jolliff, and finally to Jolliffe.

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Jelliffe Spelling Variations


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Jelliffe Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Jelliffe has been recorded under many different variations, including Jolliffe, Jolli, Jolliff and others.

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Jelliffe Early History


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Jelliffe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jelliffe research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1824, 1613, 1680, 1660, 1679, 1660, 1750, 1734, 1741, 1697 and 1771 are included under the topic Early Jelliffe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jelliffe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jelliffe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir William Jolliffe; John Jolliffe (1613-1680), an English merchant in London and politician who sat in the House of Commons...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jelliffe 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Jelliffes were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Jelliffe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • E. M. Jelliffe, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Ely Jelliffe, aged 9, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Emma Jelliffe, aged 50, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Helen Jelliffe, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Leeming Jelliffe, aged 7, who landed in America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jelliffe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jelliffe (post 1700)



  • Smith Ely Jelliffe (1866-1945), American neurologist, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst
  • Roger Jelliffe (b. 1929), American physician, professor of medicine at the University of Southern California (USC); he developed the Jelliffe formula for estimating creatinine clearance
  • Eleanore. F. Patrice Jelliffe (1920-2007), American expert in tropical paediatrics and infant nutrition who with her husband were known as Dick and Pat Jelliffe
  • Derrick B. Jelliffe (1921-1992), American expert in tropical paediatrics and infant nutrition who with his wife were known as Dick and Pat Jelliffe
  • Richard "Rick" Alan Jelliffe (b. 1960), Australian programmer and standards activist (ISO, W3C, IETF)

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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: Tant que je puis
Motto Translation: As much as I can.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Jelliffe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jelliffe 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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