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The name Gilsbran is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the Gaelic Mac Giolla Seanain, which referred to son of the servant follower of a Saint

Gilsbran Early Origins



The surname Gilsbran was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Their name being derived from an old Anglo Saxon personal name "Gislbrand."

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Gilsbran Spelling Variations


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Gilsbran Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Gilsbran has been spelled many different ways, including Gillibrand, Gilbrand, Gilsbrand, Gelibrand, Gellibrand, Jelibrand, Jellybrand, Jellibrand, Gyllibrand, Gilliebrand, Gillebrand, Gillebrande, Gillibrands and many more.

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Gilsbran Early History


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Gilsbran Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gilsbran research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1345 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Gilsbran History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gilsbran Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gilsbran Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gilsbran 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 English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Gilsbrans to arrive in North America: David Gillibrand who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1849; as well as John Gillibrand, who was naturalized in Indiana sometime between 1846 and 1848..

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