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The Clan from whom the Gillies family descends began among the ancient Dalriadan kingdom of the west coast of Scotland. Their name comes from the Gaelic words "gille Iose," which means "servant of Jesus."

Gillies Early Origins



The surname Gillies 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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Gillies Spelling Variations


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Gillies Spelling Variations



Historical recordings of the name Gillies include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include Gillies, Gillis, Gillie, Gilly, Gilles, Gillieson and many more.

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Gillies Early History


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Gillies Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gillies 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 Gillies History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gillies Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gillies Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Gillies In Ireland


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Gillies In Ireland



Some of the Gillies 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


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The Great Migration



Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Gillies Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Gillies, who arrived in America in 1620

Gillies Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Gillies, who landed in New York in 1738
  • Catharine Gillies, who landed in New York in 1739
  • Janet Gillies, who landed in New York in 1739
  • Robert Gillies, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766
  • Robert Gillies settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1766
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gillies Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Derrick Gillies settled in Philadelphia in 1815
  • A. B. Gillies, aged 33, settled in New York in 1823

Gillies Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Jesse Gillies U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Gillies Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Janet Gillies, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • May Gillies, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Angus Gillies, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • James Gillies, aged 35, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • Alex Gillies, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gillies Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Archibald Gillies arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tomatin" in 1840
  • Andrew Gillies, aged 50, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina"
  • John Gillies, aged 31, a ploughman, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"
  • James Gillies, aged 25, a ploughman, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"

Gillies Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Archibald Gillies landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Robert Gillies, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • Margaret Gillies, aged 28, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • Robert Gillies, aged 8, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • John Gillies, aged 6, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Philip Laing" in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gillies (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gillies (post 1700)



  • Juanita Gillies, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1944
  • James Gillies, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1920
  • Fred M. Gillies, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1964
  • Sir William George Gillies (1898-1973), Scottish landscape and still life painter
  • John Gillies (1747-1836), Scottish historian and classical scholar, Historiographer Royal for Scotland
  • Duncan Gillies (1834-1903), Scottish-born, Australian colonial politician, 14th Premier of Victoria
  • Thomas Bannatyne Gillies (1828-1889), Scottish-born, New Zealand politician
  • Valerie Gillies (b. 1948), Scottish poet, winner of the Eric Gregory Award in 1976
  • James McPhail Gillies CM (1924-2015), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Don Valley (1972-1979)
  • Eric Gillies (b. 1952), Canadian Olympic ice dancer
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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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Gillies Clan Badge


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Gillies Clan Badge




Gillies Clan Badge
Gillies Clan Badge

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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Gillies
Gilice, Gilie, Gilies, Gilis, Gillice, Gillie, Gillies, Gillis, Gilly, Gillys, Gily, Gilys, Gylys and more.

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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  3. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  9. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  11. ...

The Gillies Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gillies 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.

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