Hi Brandy, I'm Charles Jolliff/Kennett,MO/USA. Saw your post on the Jolliff board this evening.By chance I was doing a search on a ship from the late 1700's that was named Jolliffe. I came across this web site....
I quote from the middle of the page.... //////////////////////// =20 Dr. Cecil A. Joll, M.S., B.Sc., F.R.C.S. of London, England, = thyroid surgeon and author, wrote me that he believes the name is a = mutation of the Scandanavian name Jolliffe, or Jollif, and quotes from = DEVON AND CORNWALL RECORD SOCIETY, 1338, Wm. Jollyf, chaplain, granted = Lands---------; and from McLEON'S HISTORY OF TRIGG MINOR; Nycles Joll in = subsidy roll for St. Minver 1583, and from a marriage record; Geo. = Gollye married Margaret Dowrich, Jan. 14, 1647 who was later buried = Madam Margaret Joll, June 10, 1694. My cousin Harry, however thinks the = name is Norman French. This is quite possible for there are many crests = shown in A HISTORY OF ANCIENT FRENCH CRESTS, with names such as Jollif, = Jolliffe, Julif, Jullien, Jullienne, Jola, Joles, Jolis, Jolly, July; = any of these could have gone to England with the Norman Invasion; - for = we find in England, crests of ancient family names of the same or very = similar spellings, such as John Jolles, (Mayor of London 1615-16), = Jolley, Jolly, Jollie, Jolliffe, Jolliff, Joll, Jolls, Joles, Joul.=20
This goes along with what I have read over the years concerning the = family name.
It seems like there were several Jolliffs in England/France till 1850 or = slightly earlier.Then they moved to America.