Gillborn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the name Gillborn date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in one of three places: Kilbourne, a township, in the parish of Horsley, union of Belper, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, in Derbyshire; or Kilburn, a hamlet, in Middlesex; or Kilburn, a parish in the North Riding of Yorkshire. 
It is generally thought that the Yorkshire parish is the oldest as it was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Chileburne.  The Middlesex (Greater London) parish dates back to c. 1130 when it was known as Cuneburna and finally the Derbyshire parish was known as Kileburn in 1179. All were derived from the Old English "stream by a kiln  or "stream of a man called Cylla." 
Early Origins of the Gillborn family
The surname Gillborn was first found in Derbyshire where Ralph le Kylburn was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. 
A few years later in 1284, Richard de Killeburne was listed in Yorkshire and later again, Thomas de Kilburn was similarly listed there in 1305. 
Early History of the Gillborn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gillborn research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1576, 1587, 1626, 1746, 1807, 1605 and 1623 are included under the topic Early Gillborn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gillborn Spelling Variations
Gillborn has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Gillborn have been found, including Kilborne, Kilbourn, Kilbourne, Kilburn, Kilburne and others.
Early Notables of the Gillborn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gillborn family
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Gillborns to arrive on North American shores: Thomas and his wife Frances Kilborne along with children Margaret, Lydia, Joe, Francis, Elizabeth, Margaret, Mary, George, and Thomas, settled in Boston in 1634.
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