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The ancestors of the Gilmour family lived among the Strathclyde-Briton people in the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is a name for a devotee of the Virgin Mary. Looking back further, we find the name Gilmour was originally derived from the Gaelic Gille Moire, which means follower of Mary.

Gilmour Early Origins



The surname Gilmour was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Early records from Cumberland show that between 1133 and 1156, Gilmor, son of Gilander founded the chapelry of Treverman (later Trierman) in the parish of Walton, Cumberland, site of Triermain castle. Gilmore meaning "Gill the Big" was son of Gillanders the great Chief who lived about 1140.

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Gilmour Spelling Variations


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Gilmour Spelling Variations



In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Gilmour has been spelled Gilmour, Gilmore, Gilmur, Gilmor, Gilmer and many more.

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Gilmour Early History


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Gilmour Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gilmour research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1605, 1671, 1661 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Gilmour History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gilmour Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gilmour Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gilmour Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gilmour In Ireland


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Gilmour In Ireland



Some of the Gilmour family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 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



Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:

Gilmour Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Gilmour, who landed in New Jersey in 1685

Gilmour Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Gilmour, aged 45, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774

Gilmour Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann Gilmour, aged 15, landed in Delaware in 1803
  • Samuel Gilmour, aged 20, landed in Delaware in 1803
  • John Gilmour, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Mary Gilmour, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • Patrick Gilmour, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1813
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gilmour Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catharine Gilmour, aged 38, arrived in Quebec in 1821
  • James Gilmour, who landed in Canada in 1821
  • Jane Gilmour, aged 23, arrived in Quebec in 1834
  • Nancy Gilmour, aged 20, arrived in Quebec in 1834
  • Robert Gilmour, aged 35, a weaver, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Quebec" from Glasgow, Scotland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gilmour Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Gilmour arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Lysander.htm
  • Bernard Gilmour arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849
  • Elizabeth Gilmour arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849
  • James Gilmour arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849
  • Jane Gilmour arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gilmour Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Gilmour arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Surat" in 1864
  • Robert Gilmour, aged 29, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Charlotte Gilmour, aged 30, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Marion Gilmour, aged 14, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Agnes Gilmour, aged 11, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gilmour (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gilmour (post 1700)



  • Sir John Gilmour (1912-2007), 3rd Baronet, Scottish Conservative Party politician, Member of Parliament for East Fife (1961 to 1979)
  • Sir John Gilmour (1876-1940), 2nd Baronet, Scottish Unionist politician, Home Secretary, Secretary of State for Scotland
  • Sir John Gilmour (1845-1920), 1st Baronet, Scottish Unionist politician
  • Sir David Robert Gilmour (b. 1952), 4th Baronet, Scottish author
  • Bill Gilmour (b. 1939), Scottish television director for soap opera Coronation Street
  • John Ingles Gilmour (b. 1896), Scottish Air Force Major and flying ace in WWI
  • Sir John Gilmour (1876-1940), Scottish Unionist politician, Member or UK Parliament, and Scottish Secretary of State
  • Walter Gilmour, Scottish botanist/TV and radio personality
  • Gary "Gus" John Gilmour (1951-2014), Australian cricketer who played in 15 Tests between 1973 and 1977
  • Doug Gilmour (b. 1963), Canadian NHL hockey player, inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (2011)
  • ... (Another 2 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: Perseveranti dabitur
Motto Translation: It will be given to the persevering.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Lysander.htm

Other References

  1. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  6. 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).
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

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