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Gillibrand is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the Gaelic Mac Giolla Seanain, which referred to son of the servant follower of a Saint

Gillibrand Early Origins



The surname Gillibrand 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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Gillibrand Spelling Variations


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Gillibrand Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Gillibrand has undergone many spelling variations, including Gillibrand, Gilbrand, Gilsbrand, Gelibrand, Gellibrand, Jelibrand, Jellybrand, Jellibrand, Gyllibrand, Gilliebrand, Gillebrand, Gillebrande, Gillibrands and many more.

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Gillibrand Early History


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Gillibrand Early History



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

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Gillibrand Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gillibrand Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gillibrand 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Gillibrand were among those contributors:

Gillibrand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Gillibrand, who was naturalized in Indiana sometime between 1846 and 1848
  • David Gillibrand who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1849

Gillibrand Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Gillibrand, English convict from Cheshire, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gillibrand (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gillibrand (post 1700)



  • Kirsten E. Gillibrand (b. 1966), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 2007-09; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2008; U.S. Senator from New York, 2009-
  • Warren Gillibrand, senior lecturer in the Department of Nursing, University of Central Lancashire, England

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The Gillibrand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gillibrand 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 23 October 2015 at 09:30.

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