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Jollie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, French


The Jollie family's name is derived from the ancient Norman culture that was established in Britain following the Norman Conquest of island in 1066. Their name originated with an early member who was a person originating in France, and was associated with the French Huguenots. This nickname surname originated with an early member who was a happy and lively person. But we must look to Normandy where the earliest records of the root name was found. As a variant of Jolliffe, it was found there as early as 1195 with N. Giolif. Three years later Robert Jolif was listed in a census in the same area of Normandy.

Early Origins of the Jollie family


The surname Jollie was first found in Yorkshire where there are numerous variations of the name listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 including: Johannes Yoly, Agnes, servienes Joly Johnan, Henricus Joly; Ricardus Jolyman; Willelmus Jolyman and Johannes Jolyman. This distinguished Huguenot family were granted lands firstly in Staffordshire. Many moved north into Scotland where records there show Alan and Bervy Jolly were granted lands in the county of Edinburgh in 1450.

Early History of the Jollie family


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Jollie Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Jollie include Jollie, Jolley, Jolly, Jollys and others.

Early Notables of the Jollie family (pre 1700)


Notable in the family at this time was Rev. James Jollie, senior chaplain of the Church of Scotland and chaplain of St. Andrew's Church in Madras; Thomas Jollie (1629-1703) was an English Dissenter, a minister ejected for his...
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Migration of the Jollie family to Ireland


Some of the Jollie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Jollie family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jollie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Jollie, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Brougham
  • Francis Jollie, who landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship "Fifeshire"
  • Edward Jollie, aged 17, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Brougham" in 1842
  • Francis Jollie, aged 25, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Fifeshire" in 1842

Contemporary Notables of the name Jollie (post 1700)


  • Francis Jollie (1815-1870), English-born, New Zealand politician arriving there in 1842 as the agent of the New Zealand Company
  • Edward Jollie (1825-1894), English-born, New Zealand pioneer land surveyor, best known for his work on the new town of Christchurch in 1850, eponym of the Jollie Range and Jollie River

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