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The distinguished surname Gil comes from Spain, a country rich in culture and history. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is "ez." The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. Some names are derived from the saints of the Christian Church, but many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The Visigoths, who ruled Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries had a profound impact on the development of surnames.

Gil Early Origins



The surname Gil was first found in the mountains of Santander, in the region of Cantabria, in the center north of the peninsula.

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Gil Spelling Variations


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Gil Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gil, Gill, Gílez, Gilez, Gíldez, Gildez and others.

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Gil Early History


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Gil Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gil research. Another 399 words (28 lines of text) covering the year 1200 is included under the topic Early Gil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gil Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gil Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family thirteenth century author Juan Gil de Zamora; thirteenth century nobleman Roy Gil de Villalobos; sixteenth century Spanish architect Juan Gil de Hontañón, creator of the Gothic cathedrals of Salamanca and Segovia; his son, Rodrigo...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gil 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gil Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Antonio Gil, who came to Chile in 1555
  • Ana Jimenez Gil, who arrived in New Spain in 1577
  • Andres Gil, who settled in New Spain in 1578
  • Bartolome Gil, who came to New Granada in 1582

Gil Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Thomas Gil, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763

Gil Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Vicente Gil, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Martin Gil, who landed in America in 1812
  • Miguel Gil, who landed in America in 1813
  • Sebastian De Gil, who landed in America in 1813
  • Gonzalo Gil, who arrived in America in 1814
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gil Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Aniela Kaminska Gil, who settled in New York in 1912

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gil (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gil (post 1700)



  • Luis Gil (b. 1993), American soccer player
  • Percy Bernard Gil, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 2012
  • Guillermo Gil, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Puerto Rico, 1993-98
  • Francisco A. Gil Jr., American politician, U.S. Attorney for Puerto Rico, 1958-69
  • Christian J. Gil, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Louisiana, 2012
  • Gregorio Jesús Gil y Gil (1933-2004), Spanish businessman and politician
  • José Antonio Garmendia Gil (b. 1932), Spanish humorist
  • Tomás Gustavo Gil Guillén (1939-2015), Venezuelan Major League Baseball second baseman who played from 1967 to 1971
  • Bárbara Gil (1930-2015), Mexican film and television actress, best known for her role in Seven Women (1953)
  • Monica Pauline "Nikki" Gil (b. 1987), Filipino singer, actress, host, model
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Gil Historic Events


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Gil Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Victor Harold Gil, British Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Gil Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    3. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gil Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gil Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 6 June 2016 at 14:21.

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