Gildart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gildart family

The surname Gildart was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1284 when William Geldehyrde held estates.

Early History of the Gildart family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gildart research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1599, 1665, 1724 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Gildart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gildart Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gildart, Geldart, Gildhart, Geldhart, Gildarte, Geldharte and many more.

Early Notables of the Gildart family (pre 1700)

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gildart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Gildart migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gildart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Richard Gildart, who settled in New York in 1774
Gildart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francis Gildart, who settled in Mississippi in 1816

Canada Gildart migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gildart Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • John Gildart, who arrived in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Joshua Gildart, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1774
  • John Gildart, aged 19, who arrived in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1774

Contemporary Notables of the name Gildart (post 1700) +

  • Oliver Terrance Gildart (b. 1996), English professional rugby league footballer who plays as a centre for the Wigan Warriors, winner of the 2017 Super League Young Player Of The Year
  • Ian Frederick Gildart (b. 1969), English former professional rugby league footballer from Ince-in-Makerfield, Lancashire
  • Keith Gildart, senior lecturer in History at the University of Wolverhampton
  • Gildart Jackson, English actor and writer, best known for portraying Gideon in Charmed and Giles the butler in the 2013 reality television series Whodunnit?


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