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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. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    3. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    7. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    8. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    9. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
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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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