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The name Wylly was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Wylly to use this name no doubt lived in Dumfries.

Wylly Early Origins



The surname Wylly was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Wylly Spelling Variations


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Wylly Spelling Variations



Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Wylly has been spelled Wiley, Wylie, Whyley, Wyley, Wilie, Wyllie and others.

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Wylly Early History


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Wylly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wylly research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1645, 1642, 1643 and are included under the topic Early Wylly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wylly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wylly Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wylly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wylly In Ireland


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Wylly In Ireland



Some of the Wylly family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 135 words (10 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



The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them:

Wylly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Wylly, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772
  • Rosey Wylly, who landed in South Carolina in 1772

Wylly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C G Wylly, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860

Wylly Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Capt. Alexander Wylly U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 he served in the King's Rangers [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wylly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wylly (post 1700)



  • John Wylly, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1791-93
  • Guy George Egerton Wylly VC, CB, DSO (1880-1962), Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Harold Carmichael Wylly CB (1858-1932), British Army colonel and military historian, editor of RUSI Journal, the journal of the Royal United Services Institute (1913-1923), awarded the Chesney Gold Medal in 1929

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Motto


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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: Fides
Motto Translation: Faith.


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Wylly Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Wylly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wylly 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 17 August 2016 at 13:28.

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