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Gillie Surname History



Gillie comes from the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland's west coast and Hebrides islands. The name comes from the Gaelic words "gille Iose," which means "servant of Jesus."


Early Origins of the Gillie family


The surname Gillie was first found in Lothian, where a member of the family was a witness to the charter, by King David I, to the Abbey of Holyrood. In 1160, Vhtred Gilise inherited the estates in Lothian. It is also recorded that M. filius Gilise, who was a close confidant of King Malcolm IV of Scotland, was witness to a charter signed at the Abbey of Scone in 1164.

Early History of the Gillie family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gillie research.
Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1264, 1376, 1521, 1747, 1836, 1778 and 1793 are included under the topic Early Gillie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gillie Spelling Variations


The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Gillie has appeared as Gillies, Gillis, Gillie, Gilly, Gilles, Gillieson and many more.

Early Notables of the Gillie family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gillie family to Ireland


Some of the Gillie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Gillie family to the New World and Oceana


Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Gillie or a variant listed above:

Gillie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Gillie, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1774
  • James Gillie, aged 21, settled in Philadelphia in 1774

Gillie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Gillie, who settled in Philadelphia in 1851
  • Robert Gillie, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1886 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Gillie (post 1700)


  • George W. Gillie (1880-1963), U.S. Representative from Indiana
  • Frederick Montague Gillie (1895-1974), American football player
  • Betty Gillie (1908-1998), pioneer American aviatrix
  • Isabel Gillie (b. 1970), American actress and author
  • Francis Blaise Gillie, Senior Lecturer in Town and Regional Planning, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • George W. Gillie (1880-1963), American Republican politician, Veterinarian; Allen County Sheriff, 1917; U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1939-49; Defeated, 1948 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Elizabeth B. Gillie, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Haven; Elected 1946 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • David Gillie, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984, 1988, 1992 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ricky Gillie (b. 1976), Scottish professional footballer
  • Sir William George Gillie (1898-1973), renowned Scottish landscape and still life painter
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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