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Gilsbren History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The origins of the name Gilsbren are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the Gaelic Mac Giolla Seanain, which referred to son of the servant follower of a Saint

Early Origins of the Gilsbren family


The surname Gilsbren 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."

Early History of the Gilsbren family


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Gilsbren 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. Gilsbren has been spelled many different ways, including Gillibrand, Gilbrand, Gilsbrand, Gelibrand, Gellibrand, Jelibrand, Jellybrand, Jellibrand, Gyllibrand, Gilliebrand, Gillebrand, Gillebrande, Gillibrands and many more.

Early Notables of the Gilsbren family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Gilsbren family to the New World and Oceana


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 Gilsbrens 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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