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The Gilliland 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.

Gilliland Early Origins



The surname Gilliland was 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)

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Gilliland Spelling Variations


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Gilliland Spelling Variations



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

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Gilliland Early History


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Gilliland Early History



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

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Gilliland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gilliland Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gilliland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gilliland In Ireland


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Gilliland In Ireland



Some of the Gilliland 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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gilliland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Gilliland settled in New England in 1685
  • John Gilliland, who arrived in East New Jersey in 1685

Gilliland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William H Gilliland, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1809
  • William Gilliland, who arrived in Mississippi in 1825
  • John L Gilliland, who arrived in New York in 1830
  • Samuel Gilliland, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • Eli Gilliland, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gilliland Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Gilliland, aged 27, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Alexander Gilliland, aged 27, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Mary Gilliland, aged 28, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834

Gilliland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Gilliland arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gilliland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gilliland (post 1700)



  • Gaelen Gilliland, American musical theatre actress
  • Charles Leon Gilliland (1933-1951), United States Army soldier who posthumously received the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Korean War
  • John Sanford Gilliland Jr. (1935-1998), American radio broadcaster and documentarian
  • S. G. Gilliland, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 3rd District, 1929-32; Member of South Dakota State Senate 3rd District, 1933-34
  • T. J. Gilliland, American politician, Mayor of Roanoke, Alabama, 1959
  • William Gilliland, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Clinton and Essex counties, 1799-1800
  • William Gilliland, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 11th District, 1817-19
  • Lukin Gilliland, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 23rd District, 2006
  • John Gilliland (b. 1966), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 2004
  • J. W. Gilliland, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1912
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Gilliland Historic Events


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Gilliland Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. John W Gilliland, British Leading Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Gilliland


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Suggested Readings for the name Gilliland



  • A Family History, Gilliland-Danhauer of Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas: Their Ancestors and Collateral Lines by Nadine Gilliland Howe.
  • These Are My Roots: Gilliland & Jenkins Genealogy by Matilda Jenkins Webb.

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Gilliland Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  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. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  6. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
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The Gilliland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gilliland 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 7 February 2016 at 05:44.

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