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Multiple Origins for the Surname Gillan


Scottish


The Gillan surname is a reduced Anglicized form of the Irish Gaelic Mac Gille Fhaoláin, which means "son of the servant of St Faolán." While the name may have originated in Ireland, this line was extant by the beginning of the 17th century, only to find many of the family to return to Ireland about 100 years later with the Plantation of Ulster.

Gillan Early Origins



The surname Gillan was first found in Midlothian, where Gilbert McGillelane or McGillolane was listed as captain of Clan Connan of Galloway during the reign of David II (1324-1371). Also during this time, Ingeram M'Gillelan held a lease of lands in the barony of Redcastle in 1372. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Gillan Spelling Variations


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Gillan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gilleland, Gillieland, Gillsland, Gilsland, Gillesland, Gillerlaine, Gillerland, Gillisland, Gillan, Gillander, Gilander, MacGillanders and many more.

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Gillan Early History


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Gillan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gillan research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1206, 1667, 1735, 1731, 1735, and 1847 are included under the topic Early Gillan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gillan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gillan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gillan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gillan In Ireland


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Gillan In Ireland



Some of the Gillan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 241 words (17 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


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gillan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hugh Gillan, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Gillan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Gillan settled in New York in 1803
  • George Gillan, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Mich Gillan, who landed in New York, NY in 1812
  • Sally Gillan, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • Darby Gillan, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gillan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Gillan, aged 3 months who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Agent" departing from the port of New Ross, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 30)
  • Mr. James Gillan, aged 36 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Agent" departing from the port of New Ross, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle on July 9th, 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 30)
  • Minnie Gillan, who arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Gillan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Gillan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Superb" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SUPERB 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Superb.htm
  • David Gillan, aged 34, a bricklayer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "William Stevenson"

Gillan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Gillan, aged 29, a domestic servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gillan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gillan (post 1700)



  • Maria Mazziotti Gillan (b. 1940), American poet
  • Lisa Roberts Gillan (b. 1965), American actress
  • W. Rush Gillan, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Franklin County, 1891-92
  • Kim J. Gillan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 2008
  • Henry E. Gillan, American politician, Mayor of El Cerrito, California, 1956-58
  • George C. Gillan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1912
  • Charles H. Gillan, American Democrat politician, Chair of Franklin County Democratic Party, 1937; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1956
  • Felix Gillan (1904-1986), Scottish professional footballer
  • Robert Gillan (d. 1879), Church of Scotland minister
  • James Gillan, Scottish stage actor
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Gillan Historic Events


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Gillan Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Joseph Gillan (b. 1920), Scottish Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 30)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SUPERB 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Superb.htm

Other References

  1. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  3. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  5. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  10. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  11. ...

The Gillan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gillan 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.

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