Jelly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Viking settlers in ancient Scotland were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Jelly. It comes from Giles. The surname Jelly 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.

Early Origins of the Jelly family

The surname Jelly 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.

Important Dates for the Jelly family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jelly research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1500 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Jelly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jelly Spelling Variations

Translation and spelling were non-standardized practices in the Middle Ages, so scribes had only their ears to rely on. This was a practice of extremely limited efficiency, and spelling variations in names, even within a single document, were the result. Over the years, Jelly has appeared Jelly, Jellie, Jelley and others.

Early Notables of the Jelly family (pre 1700)

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Jelly migration to the United States

The fertile east coast of what would become US and Canada was soon dotted with the farms of Scottish settlers. Some of them remained faithful to the crown and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others had the chance to pay back their old oppressors in the American War of Independence. That brave spirit lives on today in the highland games that dot North America in the summer. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Jelly family came to North America quite early:

Jelly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Jelly, who settled in Virginia in 1656
  • Tho Jelly, who landed in Virginia in 1656 [1]
  • Alice Jelly, who landed in Maryland in 1661 [1]
  • Edward Jelly, who landed in Maryland in 1663 [1]
  • James Jelly, who arrived in Virginia in 1665 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Jelly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • David Jelly, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [1]
  • William Jelly, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1795 [1]
Jelly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hugh Jelly, who settled in Philadelphia in 1804
  • Hugh Jelly, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1809 [1]
  • James Jelly, who settled in New York in 1823
  • Thomas F Jelly, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]

Jelly migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Jelly Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Henry Jelly, English convict from Southampton, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [2]
  • James Jelly, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"
  • Mary Ann Jelly, aged 18, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"

Jelly 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:

Jelly Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Jelly, aged 36, a shepherd, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Louisa Jelly, aged 24, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • William Jelly, aged 7, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Clara Jelly, aged 1, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Erwin Jelly, aged 35, a carpenter, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Jelly (post 1700)

  • Ted Jelly (b. 1921), English former footballer who played for Leicester City (1946-1951) and Plymouth Argyle (1952-1954)
  • William Jelly (1835-1900), Canadian farmer and politician who represented Dufferin in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario (1880-1883)
  • David Finlay Jelly (1847-1911), Canadian educator, farmer and politician, MLA for Regina (1885-1888)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
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