If you are conducting some Gillen family history research then you can view the Gillen 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 Gillen surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Gillen in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic
O'Giollain Sept, taken from an
Irish word meaning 'lad'.
The Sept was a branch of the
Cenel Eoghain Sept, found in
Counties Sligo, Tyrone and Donegal.
Gillan, Gilligan and Gilliland are all
variants of this name.
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.|
|Fleur de Lis||Representing Purity and Light. Is also the floral symbol of France|
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