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The Gilland 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.

Gilland Early Origins



The surname Gilland 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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Gilland Spelling Variations


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Gilland 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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Gilland Early History


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Gilland Early History



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

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Gilland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gilland Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Gilland In Ireland


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Gilland In Ireland



Some of the Gilland 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:

Gilland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Gilland, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1796
  • Philip Gilland, who landed in America in 1797

Gilland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Gilland, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Robert Gilland, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1817

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gilland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gilland (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Morris Williams Gilland (1898-1985), American Deputy Commanding Officer Engineer Center, Fort Belvoir, Virginia (1947-1948)
  • D. A. Gilland, American politician, Mayor of Altoona, Pennsylvania, 1874-78; Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Blair County, 1879-80

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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)

Other References

  1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  2. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  7. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Gilland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gilland 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 10 December 2015 at 10:06.

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