Gilbee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gilbee family

The surname Gilbee was first found in Lincolnshire at Gilby, a hamlet in the parish of Pilham. [1] However, more records point to Leicestershire where the surname was descended from the tenant of the lands of Galby or Gilby held by Robert Burdet's son from Hugh Grandesnil, a Norman noble who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

The earliest record of the family was Geoffrey Gilbe who was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Leicestershire in 1327. A few years later, John Gilby was listed in 1414. [2]

Important Dates for the Gilbee family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gilbee research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1414, 1561, 1603, 1645, 1571, 1619, 1510 and 1585 are included under the topic Early Gilbee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gilbee Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gilby, Gilbey, Gilbie, Guilbey, Gillbie, Gillby and others.

Early Notables of the Gilbee family (pre 1700)

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gilbee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gilbee migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gilbee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Gilbee, who landed in Pike County, Ind in 1880 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gilbee (post 1700)

Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ 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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