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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, who settled in New England in 1685
  • John Gilliland, who arrived in East New Jersey in 1685 [2]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)

Gilliland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William H Gilliland, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1809 [2]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)
  • William Gilliland, who arrived in Mississippi in 1825 [2]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)
  • John L Gilliland, who arrived in New York in 1830 [2]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)
  • Samuel Gilliland, who landed in Texas in 1835 [2]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)
  • Eli Gilliland, who arrived in Texas in 1835 [2]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)
  • ... (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, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Alexander Gilliland, aged 27, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Mary Gilliland, aged 28, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834

Gilliland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Gilliland, who 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)



  • 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
  • T. J. Gilliland, American politician, Mayor of Roanoke, Alabama, 1959
  • 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
  • R. I. Gilliland, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Philippine Islands, 1932, 1940
  • 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
  • George Gilliland, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1996 (alternate), 2004; Presidential Elector for New Mexico, 2000
  • Gaelen Gilliland, American musical theatre actress
  • ... (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


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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)
  2. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  4. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  9. 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.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

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.

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