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The Gilchristson family history stretches back to the clans of the Dalriadan kingdom on the sea-swept Hebrides islands and mountainous western coast of Scotland. The name Gilchristson is derived from the Gaelic "Gille Criosd", which means "the servant of Christ".

Early Origins of the Gilchristson family


The surname Gilchristson was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat some say as far back as the 12th century. The first record of the name was in Cupar-Angus in the 15th century where they held a family seat at Murthly in Atholl, in the parish of Little Dunkeld in Perthshire.

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Early History of the Gilchristson family

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Early History of the Gilchristson family


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Gilchristson Spelling Variations

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Gilchristson Spelling Variations


Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents Gilchristson has been spelled Gilchristson, Gilkerson, Gilkison, Gilcriston, Gilkersone, MacGilchrist, McGilchrist, Gilchristoun, Kilkerson, Gilkisone, Gilkrisoune, Gilkcrissone and many more.

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Early Notables of the Gilchristson family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Gilchristson family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gilchristson family to Ireland

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Migration of the Gilchristson family to Ireland


Some of the Gilchristson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Gilchristson family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Gilchristson family to the New World and Oceana


Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North America. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Gilchristson were among those contributors: Archibald and Robert Gilkeson settled in Augusta County, Virginia in 1767.

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