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The original Gaelic form of Gillin was O Giollain, from the word "giolla," which means "lad."

Gillin Early Origins



The surname Gillin was first found in County Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Gillin Spelling Variations


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Gillin Spelling Variations



The archives that survive today demonstrate the difficulty experienced by the scribes of the Middle Ages in their attempt to record these names in writing. Spelling variations of the name Gillin dating from that time include Gillan, Gillinan, Gillen, Gillon, Gillfinan, Gillion and many more.

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Gillin Early History


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Gillin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gillin research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gillin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gillin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gillin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gillin Notables 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



A massive wave of Irish immigrants hit North America during the 19th century. Although many early Irish immigrants made a carefully planned decision to leave left Ireland for the promise of free land, by the 1840s immigrants were fleeing a famine stricken land in desperation. The condition of Ireland during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s can be attributed to a rapidly expanding population and English imperial policies. Those Irish families that arrived in North America were essential to its rapid social, industrial, and economic development. Passenger and immigration lists have revealed a number of early Irish immigrants bearing the name Gillin:

Gillin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Georg Gillin, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • George Gillin, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Susanna Gillin, who arrived in Maryland in 1663

Gillin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Gillin, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • Francis Gillin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • Margaret Gillin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • Luke L Gillin, aged 44, landed in Missouri in 1841
  • Michael Gillin, who landed in Mississippi in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gillin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Gillin, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833

Gillin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Gillin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865
  • Margaret Gillin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865
  • Mary Gillin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gillin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gillin (post 1700)



  • Roger Gillin (b. 1952), American professional baseball player
  • Matthew Gillin, American entrepreneur, inventor, and philanthropist
  • John A. Gillin, American billionaire, best known for his John Gillin Residence designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1950
  • Hugh Gillin (1925-2004), American film and television actor
  • Walter Gillin, American politician, Representative from Illinois 18th District, 1990

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    7. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    8. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    11. ...

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