Origins Available: English
The origins of the name Gilliend are with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the personal name Julian,
which was both masculine and feminine in Old English. Consequently, both patronymic
and metronymic surnames are derived from this name. The personal name Julian
was originally derived from both the Latin masculine name Julianus
and the Latin feminine name Juliana;
these were both names of saints and enjoyed great popularity.
Early Origins of the Gilliend family
The surname Gilliend was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Gilliend family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gilliend research.Another 236 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1574, 1591, 1743, and 1774 are included under the topic Early Gilliend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gilliend Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Gilliend has been spelled many different ways, including Julian, Jullian, Julyan, Juliane, Julion, Gillian and others.
Early Notables of the Gilliend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gilliend family to Ireland
Some of the Gilliend family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 110 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Gilliend family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Gilliends to arrive in North America: William Julian, who sailed to Virginia as one of the first settlers to America in 1609; Sara Julian to Virginia in 1618; William Julian to Virginia in 1623.