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The original Gaelic form of Gilmartin was Mac Giolla Mhartain. This name denotes a devotee of St. Martin. This saint founded the first monastery in France c. 360 and was made Bishop of Tours in 372. He is the patron saint of publicans and inn-keepers and is also a patron saint of France.

Gilmartin Early Origins



The surname Gilmartin was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they had been granted lands by Strongbow after the Norman invasion of Ireland in 1172, and became one of the "Tribes of Galway." Kilmartin is a small village in Argyll and Bute, in western Scotland. It is best known as the center of Kilmartin Glen, one of the best examples of standing stones in Scotland. Kilmartin Castle, a small tower house, dating from about 1580, stands above the village and was the property of the Campbells.

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Gilmartin Spelling Variations


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Gilmartin Spelling Variations



Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Gilmartin revealed many variations, including Gilmartin, Kilmartin, MacKilmartin, MacGilmartin and many more.

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Gilmartin Early History


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Gilmartin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gilmartin research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1652, 1722, 1600 and 1648 are included under the topic Early Gilmartin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gilmartin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gilmartin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gilmartin Notables 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



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Gilmartin:

Gilmartin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Gilmartin settled in New York State in 1795

Gilmartin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pat Gilmartin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • Dan] Gilmartin, who landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Daniel and Pat Gilmartin who arrived in New York State in 1803
  • John Gilmartin, aged 25, landed in New York in 1812
  • Patrick Gilmartin, aged 27, landed in New York in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gilmartin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bridget Gilmartin, aged 20, who landed in America from Sligo, in 1900
  • Bridget Gilmartin, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Leitrim, in 1901
  • Annie Gilmartin, aged 26, who settled in America from Killala, Ireland, in 1908
  • Annie Gilmartin, aged 19, who landed in America from Sligo, Ireland, in 1908
  • Bridget Gilmartin, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Aughaeathel, Ireland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gilmartin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Peggy Gilmartin, aged 23, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Mary Gilmartin, aged 24, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Mr. Patrick Gilmartin, aged 40 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Numa" departing from the port of Sligo, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 30)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gilmartin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gilmartin (post 1700)



  • Mike Gilmartin (b. 1986), American football offensive lineman
  • Sean P. Gilmartin (b. 1990), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins
  • Paul Gilmartin (b. 1963), American stand up comedian and television personality, best known as the longtime host of TBS's Dinner and a Movie
  • Brian G. Gilmartin (b. 1940), American behavioral scientist, professor of psychology, and author of books and articles
  • Tom Gilmartin, American politician, Member of the Ohio House of Representatives (1976-1986)
  • Raymond V Gilmartin (b. 1941), American businessman and Professor at the Harvard Business School, one time CEO of Merck & Co
  • David Gilmartin, Professor in the department of History at Duke University, North Carolina
  • The Most Reverend Thomas Gilmartin (1861-1939), Irish clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Rene Patrick Gilmartin (b. 1987), Irish footballer, member of the Irish National Team (2006-2007)
  • L. Gilmartin, Scottish footballer who played from 1889 to 1890 for Sheffield United
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Auxilium meum a domino
Motto Translation: My help is from the Lord.


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Citations


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  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 30)

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  3. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  11. ...

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