The origins of the name Gilebrynd are with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the Gaelic Mac Giolla Seanain
, which referred to son of the servant
follower of a Saint
Early Origins of the Gilebrynd family
The surname Gilebrynd 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
Early History of the Gilebrynd family
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Gilebrynd Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Gilebrynd has been spelled many different ways, including Gillibrand, Gilbrand, Gilsbrand, Gelibrand, Gellibrand, Jelibrand, Jellybrand, Jellibrand, Gyllibrand, Gilliebrand, Gillebrand, Gillebrande, Gillibrands and many more.
Early Notables of the Gilebrynd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gilebrynd family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Gilebrynds to arrive in 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..