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The name Gilder is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the Old English word Gold. This term was often used as an endearment or show of affection.

Gilder Early Origins



The surname Gilder was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from early times.

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Gilder Spelling Variations


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Gilder Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Gilder include Gould, Goold, Gold, Gilder and others.

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Gilder Early History


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Gilder Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gilder research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1193, 1312, 1500, 1593, 1676, 1659, 1676, 1619, 1675 and are included under the topic Early Gilder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gilder Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gilder Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gilder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gilder In Ireland


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Gilder In Ireland



Some of the Gilder family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Gilder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henrie Gilder, aged 18, landed in Barbados in 1635

Gilder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Gilder, who arrived in Maryland in 1812
  • James Gilder, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838

Gilder Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • G. H. Gilder arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gilder (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gilder (post 1700)



  • Margaret Van Gilder, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944
  • John S. Van Gilder (1825-1902), American politician, Mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee, 1870-72
  • Ameson C. Van Gilder, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Point Pleasant, West Virginia, 1878-85
  • George "Trey" Gilder III (b. 1985), American professional NBA basketball player
  • Richard Gilder Jr. (b. 1932), American co-founder of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
  • Robert Bryan "Bob" Gilder (b. 1950), American professional golfer who won six tournaments on the PGA Tour
  • Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), American poet and editor
  • William Henry Gilder (1812-1864), American Methodist clergyman, father of Jeannette Gilder, William Henry Gilder, Joseph Benson Gilder and Richard Watson Gilder
  • Jeannette Leonard Gilder (1849-1916), American pioneer for women in journalism
  • William Henry Gilder (1838-1900), American soldier, journalist, explorer and writer
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Gilder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gilder 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 8 October 2015 at 11:23.

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