The name Gelebrand is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
. It comes from the Gaelic Mac Giolla Seanain
, which referred to son of the servant
follower of a Saint
Early Origins of the Gelebrand family
The surname Gelebrand was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times. Their name being derived from an old Anglo Saxon personal name
Early History of the Gelebrand family
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Gelebrand Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Gelebrand has undergone many spelling variations
, including Gillibrand, Gilbrand, Gilsbrand, Gelibrand, Gellibrand, Jelibrand, Jellybrand, Jellibrand, Gyllibrand, Gilliebrand, Gillebrand, Gillebrande, Gillibrands and many more.
Early Notables of the Gelebrand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gelebrand family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Gelebrand were among those contributors: David Gillibrand who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1849; as well as John Gillibrand, who was naturalized in Indiana sometime between 1846 and 1848..