Early Origins of the Gilkes family
The surname Gilkes was first found in Cambridgeshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Gilkes family
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Gilkes Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gilkes, Gelkes, Jilkes, Gilks, Gilkins, Gilkin, Jelkes, Jelks, Jelke, Jilke, Jilk, Gilk, Gilks, Gelke, Gelkes and many more.
Early Notables of the Gilkes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gilkes family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Gilkes (post 1700)