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The Dalriadan clans of ancient Scotland spawned the ancestors of the Gilkisomb family. Their name comes from the Gaelic "Gille Criosd", which means "the servant of Christ".

Gilkisomb Early Origins



The surname Gilkisomb 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.

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Gilkisomb Spelling Variations


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Gilkisomb Spelling Variations



The medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English created many spelling variations of the same name. Gilkisomb has been recorded as Gilchristson, Gilkerson, Gilkison, Gilcriston, Gilkersone, MacGilchrist, McGilchrist, Gilchristoun, Kilkerson, Gilkisone, Gilkrisoune, Gilkcrissone and many more.

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Gilkisomb Early History


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Gilkisomb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gilkisomb research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1680 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Gilkisomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gilkisomb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gilkisomb Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Gilkisomb In Ireland


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Gilkisomb In Ireland



Some of the Gilkisomb 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.

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The Great Migration



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 Gilkisomb, or a variant listed above: Archibald and Robert Gilkeson settled in Augusta County, Virginia in 1767.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Gilkisomb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gilkisomb Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 October 2013 at 14:19.

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