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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.

Jollie Early Origins



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.

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Jollie Spelling Variations


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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.

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Jollie Early History


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Jollie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jollie research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1541, 1677, 1684, 1629, 1703, 1659 and 1714 are included under the topic Early Jollie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jollie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jollie Early Notables (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...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jollie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jollie In Ireland


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Jollie In Ireland



Some of the Jollie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jollie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jollie (post 1700)


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Jollie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jollie 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.

    This page was last modified on 27 September 2013 at 13:11.

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