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The Gillebryn surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the Gaelic Mac Giolla Seanain, which referred to son of the servant follower of a Saint

Gillebryn Early Origins



The surname Gillebryn was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Their name being derived from an old Anglo Saxon personal name "Gislbrand."

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Gillebryn Spelling Variations


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Gillebryn Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Gillebryn are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Gillebryn include: Gillibrand, Gilbrand, Gilsbrand, Gelibrand, Gellibrand, Jelibrand, Jellybrand, Jellibrand, Gyllibrand, Gilliebrand, Gillebrand, Gillebrande, Gillibrands and many more.

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Gillebryn Early History


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Gillebryn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gillebryn research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1345 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Gillebryn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gillebryn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gillebryn Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Gillebryn or a variant listed above: David Gillibrand who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1849; as well as John Gillibrand, who was naturalized in Indiana sometime between 1846 and 1848..

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Citations



    Other References

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