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Gillman is an ancient name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of emigration that followed the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The name comes from the baptismal name Gilmyn. Gillman indicated that the bearer was the son of (or descended from) someone named Gilmyn. The name is of Norman origin, and was brought to England in the wake of the conquest after the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

Gillman Early Origins



The surname Gillman was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Gillman Spelling Variations


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Gillman Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Gillman, Gilman and others.

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Gillman Early History


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Gillman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gillman research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gillman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gillman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gillman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gillman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gillman In Ireland


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Gillman In Ireland



Some of the Gillman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Gillman or a variant listed above:

Gillman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Gillman of Norfolk who settled in Hingham in 1638 with his wife, three servants, three sons and two daughters
  • Edward Gillman, who landed in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1638
  • Richard Gillman, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • Thomas Gillman, who came to Virginia in 1680

Gillman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Gillman, who arrived in Maryland in 1755
  • Verena Gillman, who arrived in Carolina in 1762
  • Adolph Gillman, who came to Philadelphia in 1774
  • Francis Gillman, who arrived in New York in 1777

Gillman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Gillman, aged 58, landed in Missouri in 1846
  • Caroline Gillman, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • I Gillman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • John Gillman, aged 22, landed in New York, NY in 1855
  • E Gillman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855

Gillman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Ezekiel Gillman, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Gillman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Gillman, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1807
  • Elizabeth Gillman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1807
  • Mary Gillman, aged 21, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork, Ireland

Gillman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Gillman, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • Edward Gillman arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANTON 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Canton.htm

Gillman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thoams R. Gillman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Harriet B. Gillman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Mary S. Gillman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • George M. Gillman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Harry A. Gillman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gillman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gillman (post 1700)



  • Michael J. Gillman, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Bay County, 1961; Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Bay County, 1962
  • Michael A. Gillman, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1992
  • Jim Gillman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 2008
  • J. W. Gillman, American politician, Mayor of Orem, Utah, 1953
  • Richard Gillman, American Editor
  • Henry Gillman, American Chemist
  • Sidney "Sid" Gillman (1911-2003), American football coach and innovator
  • Robin Gillman, Foreign Service
  • Richard Gillman, Educational Administrator

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANTON 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Canton.htm

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  11. ...

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