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The Dalriadan clans of ancient Scotland spawned the ancestors of the Gillie family. Their name comes from the Gaelic words "gille Iose," which means "servant of Jesus."

Gillie Early Origins



The surname Gillie was first found in Lothian, where a member of the family was a witness to the charter, by King David I, to the Abbey of Holyrood. In 1160, Vhtred Gilise inherited the estates in Lothian. It is also recorded that M. filius Gilise, who was a close confidant of King Malcolm IV of Scotland, was witness to a charter signed at the Abbey of Scone in 1164.

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Gillie Spelling Variations


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Gillie Spelling Variations



The medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English created many spelling variations of the same name. Gillie has been recorded as Gillies, Gillis, Gillie, Gilly, Gilles, Gillieson and many more.

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Gillie Early History


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Gillie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gillie research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1264, 1376, 1521, 1747, 1836, 1778 and 1793 are included under the topic Early Gillie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gillie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gillie Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gillie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gillie In Ireland


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Gillie In Ireland



Some of the Gillie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Gillie, or a variant listed above:

Gillie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Gillie, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1774
  • James Gillie, aged 21, settled in Philadelphia in 1774

Gillie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Gillie, who settled in Philadelphia in 1851
  • Robert Gillie, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1886 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gillie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gillie (post 1700)



  • George W. Gillie (1880-1963), U.S. Representative from Indiana
  • Frederick Montague Gillie (1895-1974), American football player
  • Betty Gillie (1908-1998), pioneer American aviatrix
  • Isabel Gillie (b. 1970), American actress and author
  • Francis Blaise Gillie, Senior Lecturer in Town and Regional Planning, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • George W. Gillie (1880-1963), American Republican politician, Veterinarian; Allen County Sheriff, 1917; U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1939-49; Defeated, 1948 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Elizabeth B. Gillie, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Haven; Elected 1946 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • David Gillie, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984, 1988, 1992 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ricky Gillie (b. 1976), Scottish professional footballer
  • Sir William George Gillie (1898-1973), renowned Scottish landscape and still life painter
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Touch not the cat bot a glove
Motto Translation: Touch not the cat without a glove


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  6. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Gillie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gillie 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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