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The Anglo-Saxon name Gilebran comes from the Gaelic Mac Giolla Seanain, which referred to son of the servant follower of a Saint

Gilebran Early Origins



The surname Gilebran was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Their name being derived from an old Anglo Saxon personal name "Gislbrand."

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Gilebran Early History


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Gilebran Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gilebran research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1345 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Gilebran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gilebran Spelling Variations


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Gilebran Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Gilebran were recorded, including Gillibrand, Gilbrand, Gilsbrand, Gelibrand, Gellibrand, Jelibrand, Jellybrand, Jellibrand, Gyllibrand, Gilliebrand, Gillebrand, Gillebrande, Gillibrands and many more.

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Gilebran Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gilebran Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Gilebran family emigrate to North America: David Gillibrand who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1849; as well as John Gillibrand, who was naturalized in Indiana sometime between 1846 and 1848..

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