The Gilkcrissum family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland
. The name Gilkcrissum is derived from the Gaelic "Gille Criosd", which means "the servant of Christ".
Early Origins of the Gilkcrissum family
The surname Gilkcrissum 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 Gilkcrissum family
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Gilkcrissum Spelling Variations
were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Gilkcrissum has appeared in various documents spelled Gilchristson, Gilkerson, Gilkison, Gilcriston, Gilkersone, MacGilchrist, McGilchrist, Gilchristoun, Kilkerson, Gilkisone, Gilkrisoune, Gilkcrissone and many more.
Early Notables of the Gilkcrissum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gilkcrissum family to Ireland
Some of the Gilkcrissum family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Gilkcrissum family to the New World and Oceana
Dalriadan families proliferated in North America. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence
. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan
societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Gilkcrissum or a variant listed above: Archibald and Robert Gilkeson settled in Augusta County, Virginia in 1767.