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
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.
|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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