Ireland, this line was extant by the beginning of the 17th century, only to find many of the family to return to Ireland about 100 years later with the Plantation of Ulster.
Early Origins of the Gilliand family
Midlothian, where Gilbert McGillelane or McGillolane was listed as captain of Clan Connan of Galloway during the reign of David II (1324-1371). Also during this time, Ingeram M'Gillelan held a lease of lands in the barony of Redcastle in 1372. CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Early History of the Gilliand family
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Gilliand Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gilleland, Gillieland, Gillsland, Gilsland, Gillesland, Gillerlaine, Gillerland, Gillisland, Gillan, Gillander, Gilander, MacGillanders and many more.
Early Notables of the Gilliand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gilliand family to Ireland
Some of the Gilliand family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Gilliand family to the New World and Oceana
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Gilliand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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