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Gillson Early Origins



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)

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Gillson Spelling Variations


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Gillson Spelling Variations



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

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Gillson Early History


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Gillson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gillson research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1150 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Gillson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gillson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gillson Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Gillson In Ireland


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Gillson In Ireland



Some of the Gillson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 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



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, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • Helen Gillson, aged 20, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gillson (post 1700)


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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
  • 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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Gillson Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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The Gillson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gillson 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.

This page was last modified on 23 October 2015 at 09:32.

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