Origins Available: English
The ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname Giliand came from the personal name Julian,
which was both masculine and feminine in Old English. Consequently, both patronymic
and metronymic surnames are derived from this name. The personal name Julian
was originally derived from both the Latin masculine name Julianus
and the Latin feminine name Juliana;
these were both names of saints and enjoyed great popularity.
Early Origins of the Giliand family
The surname Giliand was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Giliand family
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Giliand Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Giliand has been recorded under many different variations, including Julian, Jullian, Julyan, Juliane, Julion, Gillian and others.
Early Notables of the Giliand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Giliand family to Ireland
Some of the Giliand family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 110 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Giliand family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Giliand or a variant listed above: William Julian, who sailed to Virginia as one of the first settlers to America in 1609; Sara Julian to Virginia in 1618; William Julian to Virginia in 1623.