Home   |   Customer Service   |   Site Map   |   Name Search   |   How To Buy

Shopping Cart
0 Items
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - no headaches!
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2015

Where did the Scottish Gilliand family come from? What is the Scottish Gilliand family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gilliand family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gilliand family history?

The Gilliand surname is a reduced Anglicized form of the Irish Gaelic Mac Gille Fhaoláin, which means "son of the servant of St Faolán." While the name may have originated in 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.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Gilleland, Gillieland, Gillsland, Gilsland, Gillesland, Gillerlaine, Gillerland, Gillisland, Gillan, Gillander, Gilander, MacGillanders and many more.

First found in 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. [1]


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gilliand research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1206, 1667, 1735, 1731, 1735, and 1847 are included under the topic Early Gilliand History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gilliand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Gilliand family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gilliand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J Gilliand, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • William Gilliand, aged 41, arrived in New York, NY in 1870


Most Popular Family Crest Products
Gilliand Armorial History With Coat of ArmsGilliand Armorial History With Coat of Arms
Gilliand Coat of Arms & Surname History PackageGilliand Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
Gilliand Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage SeriesGilliand Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
Gilliand Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chainGilliand Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
Gilliand Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee MugGilliand Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
Gilliand Armorial History with FrameGilliand Armorial History with Frame
Gilliand Framed Surname History and Coat of ArmsGilliand Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  11. ...

The Gilliand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gilliand 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 17 January 2014 at 14:23.

Sign Up

100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - no headaches!