Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the Gaelic Mac Giolla Seanain, which referred to son of the servant follower of a Saint
Early Origins of the Gilibryn family
Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Their name being derived from an old Anglo Saxon personal name "Gislbrand."
Early History of the Gilibryn family
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Gilibryn Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Gilibryn family name include Gillibrand, Gilbrand, Gilsbrand, Gelibrand, Gellibrand, Jelibrand, Jellybrand, Jellibrand, Gyllibrand, Gilliebrand, Gillebrand, Gillebrande, Gillibrands and many more.
Early Notables of the Gilibryn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gilibryn family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Gilibryn surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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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