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Early Origins of the Gildon family

The surname Gildon 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 Gildon family

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Gildon Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Gildon family

Distinguished members of the family include

  • Charles Gildon (1665-1724), was an English miscellaneous writer, born in 1665 at Gillingham, near Shaftesbury in Dorsetshire. 1

Migration of the Gildon family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Gildart, who arrived in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1774; Joshua Gildart, who arrived in Halifax, N.S. in 1774; Richard Gildart, who came to New York in 1774.

  1. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print on Facebook