If you are conducting some Gillespie family history research then you can view the Gillespie 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 Gillespie surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The Irish name Gillespie is
derived from the native Gaelic
Mac Giolla Easpuig Sept which
was also anglicized to 'Bishop'.
Descendants bearing this name
can today be found mostly in the
Province of Ulster. There are a
number of variants including
Clusby, Glashby and Glaspy.
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.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|Red Rose||Signifies Beauty and Grace|
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