The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name Gilkcrissom is the Gaelic "Gille Criosd", which means "the servant of Christ".
Early Origins of the Gilkcrissom family
The surname Gilkcrissom was first found in Angus
(Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland
, and present day Council Area of Angus
, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire
, where they held a family seat
some say as far back as the 12th century. The first record of the name was in Cupar-Angus in the 15th century where they held a family seat at Murthly in Atholl, in the parish of Little Dunkeld in Perthshire.
Early History of the Gilkcrissom family
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Gilkcrissom Spelling Variations
Historical recordings of the name Gilkcrissom include many spelling variations
. They include They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. Gilchristson, Gilkerson, Gilkison, Gilcriston, Gilkersone, MacGilchrist, McGilchrist, Gilchristoun, Kilkerson, Gilkisone, Gilkrisoune, Gilkcrissone and many more.
Early Notables of the Gilkcrissom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gilkcrissom family to Ireland
Some of the Gilkcrissom family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 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 Gilkcrissom family to the New World and Oceana
Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence
. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan
societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Gilkcrissom, or a variant listed above: Archibald and Robert Gilkeson settled in Augusta County, Virginia in 1767.