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Multiple Origins for the Surname Gillott


English


The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought the Gillott family name to the British Isles. Gillott comes from a diminution of the medieval given name Giles. That name is derived from the Greek aigidion, which means kid, or young goat. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print


Gillott Early Origins



The surname Gillott 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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Gillott Spelling Variations


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Gillott Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Gillette, Gilliott, Gillet, Gillott, Gillett and others.

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Gillott Early History


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Gillott Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gillott research. Another 198 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gillott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gillott Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gillott Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Gillott In Ireland


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Gillott In Ireland



Some of the Gillott family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 115 words (8 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Gillott or a variant listed above:

Gillott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Gillott, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1682 [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)

Gillott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Gillott, who arrived in New York State in 1830
  • Joseph Gillott, who settled in New York in 1830
  • George Gillott, who arrived in New York, NY 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)
  • Joseph Gillott, who landed in America 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)

Gillott Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Gillott, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Panama" in 1850 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PANAMA 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Panama.gif

Gillott Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Gillott, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Armstrong" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gillott (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gillott (post 1700)



  • Joseph Gillott (1799-1872), English pen-maker and patron of the arts from Sheffield, founder of Joseph Gillott's in 1827, a company based in Birmingham, England that produces high-quality dip pens
  • Sir Samuel Gillott (1838-1913), English-born, Australian lawyer and politician from Sheffield, 47th Mayor of Melbourne (1900-1902), 48th Lord Mayor of Melbourne (1902-1903)
  • Eric Kenneth Gillott (b. 1951), New Zealand former first class cricketer who played three Tests

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  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)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PANAMA 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Panama.gif

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Gillott Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gillott 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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