Gilkey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gilkey family

The surname Gilkey was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066, and were Lords of the manor of Ellington House and Blackheath in that shire.

Early History of the Gilkey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gilkey research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1563, 1574, 1591 and 1627 are included under the topic Early Gilkey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gilkey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wilkie, Wilkey, Wilky, Willeke and others.

Early Notables of the Gilkey family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Gilkey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Gilkey migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gilkey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Gilkey, who landed in New England in 1748 [1]
Gilkey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Sarah Gilkey, aged 18, who arrived in New York in 1849 [1]
  • C W Gilkey, aged 35, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1858 [1]
  • Louisa Gilkey, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1895
Gilkey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Margaret Gilkey, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Joseph Gilkey, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Mary Ann Gilkey, aged 50, who settled in America, in 1911
  • Sara M. Gilkey, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Mrs Arthur P. Gilkey, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Gilkey (post 1700) +

  • Howard Ellsworth Gilkey (1890-1972), American landscape architect
  • Randy Gilkey (b. 1976), American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and recording engineer
  • John Gilkey, American actor, comedian, juggler and clown, best known for his work with Cirque du Soleil
  • Gordon Waverly Gilkey (1912-2000), American artist, educator, and promoter of the arts
  • Arthur Karr "Art" Gilkey (1926-1953), American geologist and mountaineer who etensively explored Alaska in 1950 and 1952
  • Otis Bernard Gilkey (b. 1966), American former Major League Baseball player
  • Patrick H. Gilkey, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1895; Candidate for Michigan State Senate 9th District, 1906 [2]
  • George L. Gilkey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1932 [2]
  • Dr. Landon Gilkey (1919-2004), American Protestant Ecumenical theologian


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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