Show ContentsGullion History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Gullion family

The surname Gullion 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.

Early History of the Gullion family

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

Gullion Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Gullion family (pre 1700)

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

Gullion Ranking

In the United States, the name Gullion is the 13,770th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Gullion migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gullion Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Gullion, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Gullion (post 1700) +

  • Burton Blair Gullion (1901-1959), American college basketball player and coach
  • Tom Gullion (b. 1965), American jazz saxophonist
  • Major-General Allen Wyant Gullion (1880-1946), American Provost Marshal General (1941-1944) [3]
  • Edmund Asbury Gullion (1913-1998), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Congo (Leopoldville), 1961-64 [4]

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 11) Allen Gullion. Retrieved from
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from on Facebook