If you are conducting some Gill family history research then you can view the Gill coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Gill surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names Gill and McGill in Ireland
are derived from the native Gaelic
Mac an Ghaill Sept which is
taken from the Gaelic word 'gall'
The variant Magill is sometimes
used in the Province of Ulster and
the name is also an abbreviation
of various names that begin
with 'Mac Giolla'.
A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Bordure/Border||Denotes a diference between relatives bearing the same Arms|
|Martlet||One who has been disposessed of land. Sign for fourth son. In Ireland the Martlett was the bird of perpetual movement|
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