Gelaspy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

In Ireland, the name Gillespie is the usual modern form of MacGillespick, or "Mac Giolla Epscoip," which means "son of the servant or follower of the bishop."

Early Origins of the Gelaspy family

The surname Gelaspy was first found in County Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they had been documented in Ireland since the invasion led by Strongbow, the Earl of Pembroke in 1172.

Important Dates for the Gelaspy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gelaspy research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1567, 1766, and 1814 are included under the topic Early Gelaspy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gelaspy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gillespie, Gillespick, MacGillespie, MacGillespick, Glaspey, Clubsy and many more.

Early Notables of the Gelaspy family (pre 1700)

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gelaspy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gelaspy migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gelaspy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jesse Gelaspy, who arrived in Virginia in 1740 [1]
  • John Gelaspy, who landed in South Carolina in 1772 [1]

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  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)
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