Gullan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gullan family

The surname Gullan was first found in East Lothian, where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. The name was first recorded in Scotland in Gullen in the parish of Dirleton in East Lothian.

Important Dates for the Gullan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gullan research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1228 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Gullan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gullan Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gullan, Gulland, Gullane, Gullen, Golin, Golen, Gulen and many more.

Early Notables of the Gullan family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Gullan family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Gullan (post 1700)

  • Campbell Gullan, noted British actor who appeared with Laurence Olivier in the 1934 production of "Queen of Scots"
  • Penny J Gullan, co-author of the book "The Insects: An Outline of Entomology"
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