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The name Gillmend was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. It 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.

Gillmend Early Origins



The surname Gillmend 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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Gillmend Spelling Variations


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Gillmend Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Gillmend family name include Gillman, Gilman and others.

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Gillmend Early History


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Gillmend Early History



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

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Gillmend Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gillmend Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Gillmend In Ireland


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Gillmend In Ireland



Some of the Gillmend 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 chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Gillmend family to immigrate North America: Edward Gillman of Norfolk who settled in Hingham in 1638 with his wife, three servants, three sons and two daughters; Thomas Gillman, who came to Virginia in 1680.

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