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The surname Gilfeather comes from the Irish Mac Giolla Pheadir, meaning son of the servant or devotee of St. Peter.

Gilfeather Early Origins



The surname Gilfeather was first found in County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, which is the homeland of the sept.

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Gilfeather Spelling Variations


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Gilfeather Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kilfedder, Mac Kilfedder, Kilfeather, Kilfeder, Filfether, Gilfeather and many more.

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Gilfeather Early History


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Gilfeather Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gilfeather research. Another 142 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gilfeather History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gilfeather Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gilfeather Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gilfeather Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Kilfeather, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1812; Robert, Ann, and Mary Kilfeather, who sailed to Quebec in 1851; Bridget Kilfeather, who immigrated to St. John, New Brunswick in 1854.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gilfeather (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gilfeather (post 1700)



  • Frank Gilfeather (b. 1945), Scottish journalist and broadcaster from Lochee, Dundee

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtute et claritate
Motto Translation: By virtue and clearness.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    8. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Gilfeather Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gilfeather 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 14 November 2013 at 07:59.

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