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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.

Jelly Early Origins



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.

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Jelly Spelling Variations


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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.

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Jelly Early History


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Jelly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jelly research. Another 175 words (12 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.

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Jelly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jelly Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Jelly 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 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 settled in Virginia in 1656
  • Tho Jelly, who landed in Virginia in 1656
  • Alice Jelly, who landed in Maryland in 1661
  • Edward Jelly, who landed in Maryland in 1663
  • James Jelly, who arrived in Virginia in 1665
  • ... (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
  • William Jelly, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1795

Jelly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Jelly settled in Philadelphia in 1804
  • Hugh Jelly, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1809
  • James Jelly settled in New York in 1823
  • Thomas F Jelly, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • James Jelly, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"
  • Mary Ann Jelly, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"

Jelly Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Jelly, aged 36, a shepherd, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Louisa Jelly, aged 24, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • William Jelly, aged 7, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Clara Jelly, aged 1, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Erwin Jelly, aged 35, a carpenter, 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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jelly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jelly (post 1700)



  • 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


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  6. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  11. ...

The Jelly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jelly 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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