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The Gilgour family saga is rooted in the people of the Pictish Clan of ancient Scotland. The Gilgour family lived in Kilgour, which is located near Falkland in the county of Fife. The surname Gilgour belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Gilgour Early Origins



The surname Gilgour was first found in Fife, 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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Gilgour Spelling Variations


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Gilgour Spelling Variations



Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Gilgour include Kilgour, Kilgore and others.

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Gilgour Early History


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Gilgour Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gilgour research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1644 are included under the topic Early Gilgour History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gilgour Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gilgour Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gilgour 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 freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Gilgour: Francis Kilgore settled in Virginia in 1761; Joseph and Martha Kilgour settled with their four children settled in Barstable Massachusetts in 1822; George Kilgour arrived in San Francisco in 1850..

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