The roots of the name Mylchreest are found among the Pictish clans of ancient Scotland
. The name comes from the Gaelic name Gille Criosd,
which became Gillacrist
in Middle Gaelic.
Early Origins of the Mylchreest family
The surname Mylchreest was first found in Berwickshire
an ancient county of Scotland
, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Mylchreest family
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Mylchreest Spelling Variations
Although Medieval Scotland
lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations
of Scottish single names. Mylchreest has been written Gilchrist, Gilchristson, Ghilchriston, Gillchrist, Gillcrest, Gilcrist and many more.
Early Notables of the Mylchreest family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mylchreest family to Ireland
Some of the Mylchreest family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 58 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mylchreest family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland
, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan
societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Mylchreest: Robert Gilchrist, who settled in New Jersey in 1685; Angus
Gilchrist, who settled in Wilmington N.C. in 1774; along with Henry and John and his wife Marion, Lawrence Gilchrist, who settled in Boston in 1766.
Contemporary Notables of the name Mylchreest (post 1700)
- Captain James Mylchreest (b. 1881), British captain of the SS Fenella when it was grounded in the Menai Straights Incident in 1884
- Jim Mylchreest, New Zealand politician, Mayor of the Waipa District Council
- Wilfrid Mylchreest Simmonds (1890-1967), Australian politician