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Gillson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Gillson family


The surname Gillson was first found in Dumfriesshire and in Warwickshire at Gilson, a hamlet that dates back to 1232 AD. Gilston is a village near Harlow in the county of Hertfordshire. It dates back to 1197 when it was first listed as Gedelston and literally meant "farmstead or village of a man called Gedel or Gydel," from the Old English personal name + "tun." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Early History of the Gillson family


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Gillson Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Gillson, Gilson, Gillieson and others.

Early Notables of the Gillson family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gillson family to Ireland


Some of the Gillson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Gillson family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gillson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Doctor Gillson who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1764

Gillson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Gillson, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • Helen Gillson, aged 20, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873

Contemporary Notables of the name Gillson (post 1700)


  • Carol Gillson, American producer, known for her work on Narc (2002), Airwolf (1984) and Poolhall Junkies (2002)
  • Deborah Gillson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1972 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Roy Gillson (1953-2013), British former chief investment officer at AXA Investment Managers, first CEO of Universities Superannuation Scheme Investment Management

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Citations


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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