Early Origins of the Gillbee family
The surname Gillbee was first found in Lincolnshire
at Gilby, a hamlet in the parish of Pilham. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
However, more records point to Leicestershire
where the surname was descended from the tenant
of the lands of Galby or Gilby held by Robert Burdet's son from Hugh Grandesnil, a Norman noble who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086.
The earliest record of the family was Geoffrey Gilbe who was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Leicestershire in 1327. A few years later, John Gilby was listed in 1414. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Gillbee family
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Gillbee Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gilby, Gilbey, Gilbie, Guilbey, Gillbie, Gillby and others.
Early Notables of the Gillbee family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gillbee family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gillbee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Carrie L. Gillbee, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1895
- Manuel A. F. Gillbee, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1895
Contemporary Notables of the name Gillbee (post 1700)
- Jacob Gillbee (b. 1992), Australian rules footballer