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The western coast of Scotland and the desolate Hebrides islands are the ancient home of the Guilkey family. Their name is derived from the Gaelic "Gille Criosd", which means "the servant of Christ".

Guilkey Early Origins



The surname Guilkey was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat some say as far back as the 12th century. The first record of the name was in Cupar-Angus in the 15th century where they held a family seat at Murthly in Atholl, in the parish of Little Dunkeld in Perthshire.

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Guilkey Spelling Variations


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Guilkey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Guilkey has appeared in various documents spelled Gilchristson, Gilkerson, Gilkison, Gilcriston, Gilkersone, MacGilchrist, McGilchrist, Gilchristoun, Kilkerson, Gilkisone, Gilkrisoune, Gilkcrissone and many more.

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Guilkey Early History


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Guilkey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guilkey research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1680 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Guilkey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Guilkey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Guilkey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Guilkey In Ireland


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Guilkey In Ireland



Some of the Guilkey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 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



The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Guilkey or a variant listed above include: Archibald and Robert Gilkeson settled in Augusta County, Virginia in 1767.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Guilkey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Guilkey (post 1700)



  • Prof. David K. Guilkey, American professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Guilkey Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    6. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    7. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
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    The Guilkey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guilkey 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 December 2013 at 07:06.

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