Surnames/tags: Gill Ghele Gell
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This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the surname Gill and its variants. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.
Northern English, Middle English gil(l).
Old Norse gil.
Scottish and Irish: Gaelic Mac Gille, Mac Giolla, Ghoill (see Gall 1).
Name of a saint: McGill.
The Old Norse personal name: Gilli.
Norwegian: farmsteads in western Norway named Gil.
Dutch: cognate of Giles.
Jewish (Israeli): ornamental name from Hebrew gil ‘joy’.
German: from a vernacular short form of the medieval personal name Aegidius (see Gilger).
Indian (Panjab): Sikh name, probably from Panjabi gil ‘moisture’.
Ramgarhia Sikhs also have a clan called Gill.
- Make United States Categories
- Make US State Categories
- Make Wales category
- Make England category
- make other country category
- Find the oldest Gill surname in each state
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Gill Immigrants to America
Some of the earliest Gill families in America were:
David Richard Gill Sr - Was born in 1838 in Penya, Abbw Vale, Monmouthshire, Wales. He joined the LDS church in Wales and immigrated to Utah with his wife and children in 1878.
Henry Savage Gill - Was born in Paulton, Somersetshire, England. He immigrated to Scranton, Pennsylvania
Gill surname in the Revolutionary War
Archibald D Gill - "Mad Archie" was born in Ireland and immigrated to South Carolina. He was a Colonel in the South Carolina Militia. Arch D is listed among those in Col. Henry Hampton's Regt. of Light Dragoons. Colonel Archibald Gill is listed in the Ancestral Roll, S.C., Daughters of the American Revolution.
Gill surname in the War Between the States
Capt Thomas Maynard Gill - Joined the Thirty-first Mississippi regiment, with which he served throughout the war. At various times he was promoted rising from private to captain.
Gill surname in each state
New York: Irving J Gill
Virginia: Stephen Gill (born VA 1615)
Irving John Gill - one of the founders of Modernism architecture, Maybeck Award honoree, founder of Irving J Gill Foundation.
Gill unusual/unique given names
AKA - Suggestion Trigger
Soleta Josephine Gill
Jehew John Gill
Izetta May Gill
Vider Olive Gill
Flournoy Jane Gill
Nova Mae Gill
Wirt Alvin Gill
Gill biblical names
- Ancestry.com. Gill : abstracts from records in southern states and genealogical notes [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
- Original data: Clark, Eva Turner Clark. Gill : abstracts from records in southern states and genealogical notes. New York: R.R. Smith, 1939. Gill Names. Published by Richard R Smith, New York, 1939.