Origins Available: English, Scottish
Anglo-Saxon origin and 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 Giliyn family
Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Giliyn family
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Giliyn Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Giliyn include Julian, Jullian, Julyan, Juliane, Julion, Gillian and others.
Early Notables of the Giliyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Giliyn family to Ireland
Some of the Giliyn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Giliyn family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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.
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