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In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the Gilkisoombe family were born. Their name comes from the Gaelic "Gille Criosd", which means "the servant of Christ".

Gilkisoombe Early Origins



The surname Gilkisoombe 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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Gilkisoombe Spelling Variations


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Gilkisoombe Spelling Variations



In various documents Gilkisoombe has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. Gilchristson, Gilkerson, Gilkison, Gilcriston, Gilkersone, MacGilchrist, McGilchrist, Gilchristoun, Kilkerson, Gilkisone, Gilkrisoune, Gilkcrissone and many more.

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Gilkisoombe Early History


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Gilkisoombe Early History



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

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Gilkisoombe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gilkisoombe Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Gilkisoombe In Ireland


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Gilkisoombe In Ireland



Some of the Gilkisoombe 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



The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Gilkisoombe or a variant listed above include: Archibald and Robert Gilkeson settled in Augusta County, Virginia in 1767.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Gilkisoombe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gilkisoombe 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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