Gilliland Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Gilliland Family History

If you are conducting some Gilliland family history research then you can view the Gilliland 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 Gilliland surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Gilliland in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhaolain Sept of County Sligo although the name is now mostly found in Ulster Province. This Sept name was also anglicized as MacLellan. The name was also brought to the country by settlers who arrived into Ulster, especially during the seventeenth century.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Gilliland Coat of Arms

Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
The Chevron Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise
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