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Gillian Early Origins



The surname Gillian was first found in Yorkshire at either Gilling East or Gilling West, two villages that both date back to the Domesday Book of 1086. Gilling West is thought to be older as there are records of it Saxon times as Ingetlingum. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Additionally Gilling Abbey, a medieval Anglo-Saxon monastery is generally thought to have been located there, but some historians believe that it was located in Gilling East. The abbey was founded by Queen Eanflęd, the wife of King Oswiu of Northumbria ( c. 612-670.) "This is a place of great antiquity, and remarkable as the scene of the murder of Oswy, King of Deira, by his host, Oswin of Bernicia; in expiation of which crime, a monastery was founded on the spot by Queen Eanfleda; but not the slightest vestige of it can now be traced." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Again, both villages are listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 but with slightly different spellings: Ghellinge (Gilling East); and Ghellinges (Gilling West.) At that time, the lands of Gilling, were held by Count Alan. Literally, the place name means "settlement of the family or followers of a man called Gythla or Getla," from the Old English personal name + "-ingas." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Gillian Spelling Variations


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Gillian Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gilling, Gillings, Jilling, Jillings, Gillions, Gillion, Gellion, Jelling, Jellings, Gillian and many more.

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Gillian Early History


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Gillian Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gillian research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1354 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Gillian History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gillian Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gillian Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gillian Notables 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:

Gillian Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charle Gillian, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Peter Gillian, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Philip Gillian, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1794

Gillian Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Gillian, who landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Patrick Gillian, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • William Gillian, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • Patrick Gillian to Philadelphia in 1843
  • Eduardo Gillian, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gillian Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Gillian, who landed in Canada in 1821

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gillian (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gillian (post 1700)



  • Sam Gillian, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1924, 1952
  • G. W. Gillian, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1888

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Gillian Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gillian 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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