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Gilpatrick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Gilpatrick surname is derived from one of various place names in Scotland. These place names come from the Old Norse "kirkja" which became "kirk" and means "church." Several churches were dedicated to St. Patrick, and then the place names followed from the church names.

Early Origins of the Gilpatrick family


The surname Gilpatrick was first found in Dumfriesshire at Closeburn, a civil parish. The surname was derived from a chapel on a farm in the parish that was once dedicated to Saint Patrick. About 1 km east of Closeburn lies Closeburn Castle, a tower house that was the family seat of the Kirkpatrick family until 1783. The first record of the name is of a Sir Roger de Kirkpatrick (born c. 1280), 3rd cousin and associate of Robert the Bruce, 1st cousin of Sir William Wallace who attested a charter by one of the Bruces in the 14th century.

Early History of the Gilpatrick family


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Gilpatrick Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Kilpatrick, Gilpatrick, Patrick, Kirkpatrick and others.

Early Notables of the Gilpatrick family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst bearers of this family name during their early history was Sir Thomas Kirkpatrick, 1st Baronet (d. c. 1695) of Closeburn in the County of Dumfries, a Baronetage of Nova Scotia created for him on 26 March 1685; and...
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Migration of the Gilpatrick family to Ireland


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gilpatrick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Gilpatrick who settled in San Francisco in 1850

Contemporary Notables of the name Gilpatrick (post 1700)


  • Terry Gilpatrick (b. 1977), American model and beauty pageant holder, Miss Maine

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