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Gilson Early Origins



The surname Gilson was first found in Dumfriesshire and in Warwickshire at Gilson, a hamlet that dates back to 1232 AD. Gilston is a village near Harlow in the county of Hertfordshire. It dates back to 1197 when it was first listed as Gedelston and literally meant "farmstead or village of a man called Gedel or Gydel," from the Old English personal name + "tun." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Gilson Spelling Variations


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Gilson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gillson, Gilson, Gillieson and others.

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Gilson Early History


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Gilson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gilson research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1150 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Gilson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gilson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gilson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gilson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gilson In Ireland


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Gilson In Ireland



Some of the Gilson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gilson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Gilson, who arrived in New England in 1633
  • Ann Gilson settled in New England in 1635
  • Thomas Gilson settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Ann Gilson, aged 34, arrived in America in 1635
  • Andrew Gilson, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gilson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Gilson, who arrived in Virginia in 1701

Gilson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Gilson, aged 35, arrived in Massachusetts in 1812
  • John Gilson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Tinely Gilson, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1849
  • Thomas Gilson, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gilson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gilson (post 1700)



  • Tom Gilson (1934-1962), American actor
  • Harold "Hal" Gilson (b. 1942), American former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Georges Robert Edmond Gilson (b. 1929), French Catholic bishop
  • Étienne Gilson (1884-1978), French Thomistic philosopher and historian of philosophy
  • Glenda Gilson (b. 1981), Irish model and television presenter
  • Paul Gilson (1865-1942), Belgian musician and composer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Gilson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gilson 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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