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The distinguished Gille family, which is intricately woven into the intricate tapestry of Scottish history, finds its origin with the proud Norman people. Although the Normans came from France, they were actually of Viking origin. The Vikings landed in the Orkneys and northern Scotland under their king, Stirgud the Stout, around 870. Subsequently, led by their jarl, Thorfinn Rollo, they invaded France around 911. After Rollo laid siege to Paris, King Charles the Simple of France finally conceded defeat and granted northern France to Rollo, who became the first Duke of Normandy.

Gille Early Origins



The surname Gille was first found in Yorkshire, where they had been granted lands by King William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. It was first recorded in the Domesday Book in the northern county of Yorkshire in 1086. Gamel filius Gille was granted more lands in Yorkshire near the other family estates in 1185. Henry Gille moved the family name to Cumberland in 1200 and the family gave its name to the village of Gilsland.

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Gille Spelling Variations


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Gille Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gill, Gille, Gills, Gilles, Gyll, Gylls and others.

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Gille Early History


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Gille Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gille research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1240, 1369, 1460, 1697, 1771 and are included under the topic Early Gille History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gille Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gille Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gille Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gille In Ireland


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Gille In Ireland



Some of the Gille family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 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:

Gille Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Gille, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • Mary Gille, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • Thomas Gille, who arrived in Maryland in 1665

Gille Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francois Gille, aged 36, landed in Louisiana in 1720
  • Friedrich Gille, who arrived in America in 1783

Gille Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Gille, who landed in North America in 1832
  • Sophie Gille, who arrived in North America in 1832
  • Sophie Jos Gille, who landed in North America in 1832
  • George Karl Ferdinand Gille, who arrived in Texas in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gille (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gille (post 1700)



  • Robert G. Gille, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1956; Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1959
  • Kathleen M. Gille, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1972 ; Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 13th District, 1972

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: In te Domine spes nostra
Motto Translation: Our hope is in thee, O Lord


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    6. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
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    The Gille Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gille 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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