Show ContentsGellibrand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Gellibrand surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the Gaelic Mac Giolla Seanain, which referred to son of the servant follower of a Saint

Early Origins of the Gellibrand family

The surname Gellibrand 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 "Gislbrand."

Early History of the Gellibrand family

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Gellibrand Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Gellibrand are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Gellibrand include: Gillibrand, Gilbrand, Gilsbrand, Gelibrand, Gellibrand, Jelibrand, Jellybrand, Jellibrand, Gyllibrand, Gilliebrand, Gillebrand, Gillebrande, Gillibrands and many more.

Early Notables of the Gellibrand family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Gellibrand family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Gellibrand or a variant listed above: David Gillibrand who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1849; as well as John Gillibrand, who was naturalized in Indiana sometime between 1846 and 1848..

Contemporary Notables of the name Gellibrand (post 1700) +

  • John Gellibrand Hubbard (1805-1889), created 1st Baron Addington in 1887 on Facebook