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In the mountains of Scotland's west coast and on the Hebrides islands, the ancestors of the McGilp family were born. Their name comes from the personal name Philip, which is originally derived from the Greek personal name Philippos, which means horse-lover. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Fhilib, meaning son of Philip. The f is aspirated in the genitive case, causing it to disappear.

McGilp Early Origins



The surname McGilp was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat at Brae Lochaber from ancient times being descended from an ancient chieftain of the MacDonnells of Keppoch who were, in turn, descended from the Lords of the Isles. It has been suggested that the MacKillops or MacGilps may be the sons of Ilpin or Gilpin, in Iam Lom's "Soiidh do'n Ghreumach.".

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McGilp Spelling Variations


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McGilp Spelling Variations



In various documents McGilp has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. MacKillop, McKillop, MacGilp, McGilp, MacKillip, McKillip, MacGillip, McGillip, MacKillup, McKillup, Kellop, Kellops, Killop, Killup, Gilp, Gillip, Killip and many more.

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McGilp Early History


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McGilp Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McGilp research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1433, 1437, 1526, 1532, and 1547 are included under the topic Early McGilp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McGilp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGilp Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McGilp In Ireland


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McGilp In Ireland



Some of the McGilp family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 134 words (10 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 McGilp or a variant listed above include: John McKillop arrived in Boston Mass in 1767; Hugh McKillop arrived in Pennsylvania in 1833; Robert McKillup arrived in Pennsylvania in 1839.

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGilp (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGilp (post 1700)



  • John Neil McGilp OBE (1881-1963), Australian pastoralist and amateur ornithologist, founding member of the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    8. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    11. ...

    The McGilp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGilp 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 5 March 2013 at 15:47.

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