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The Gillanders 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.

Gillanders Early Origins



The surname Gillanders 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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Gillanders Spelling Variations


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Gillanders 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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Gillanders Early History


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Gillanders Early History



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

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Gillanders Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gillanders Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Gillanders In Ireland


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Gillanders In Ireland



Some of the Gillanders 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:

Gillanders Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C. Gillanders who settled in Baltimore in 1822

Gillanders Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Donald Gillanders, aged 25, a shepherd, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Inverness" in 1875
  • John Gillanders, aged 23, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Inverness" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gillanders (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gillanders (post 1700)



  • John David Gillanders (b. 1939), former American swimmer, won a bronze medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome
  • Lieutenant John Gordon Gillanders (1895-1946), Canadian World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories
  • Ken Gillanders OAM, Australian botanist, horticulturist, nurseryman and plantman

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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. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. 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).
  3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  4. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
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The Gillanders Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gillanders 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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