Early Origins of the Gylbay family
The surname Gylbay was first found in Lincolnshire
at Gilby, a hamlet in the parish of Pilham. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
However, more records point to Leicestershire
where the surname was descended from the tenant
of the lands of Galby or Gilby held by Robert Burdet's son from Hugh Grandesnil, a Norman noble who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086.
The earliest record of the family was Geoffrey Gilbe who was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Leicestershire in 1327. A few years later, John Gilby was listed in 1414. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Gylbay family
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Gylbay Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gilby, Gilbey, Gilbie, Guilbey, Gillbie, Gillby and others.
Early Notables of the Gylbay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gylbay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Gilby, who arrived in Barbados in 1634; Jacob Gilby, a servant sent to Virginia in 1666; Thomas Gilbey, who came to Maryland in 1668; Ann Gilby, who arrived in Maryland in 1673.