Last name: Gill
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It's surprising. I thought it was only Punjabi who had it as their surname. Happy to find out we are not alone...
My early ancestor was a great swimmer. When he swam all the way across the English Channel a thousand years ago all who saw the feat said that surely he had to have gills. So they gave him the surname "Gill". And that is how it came to pass. At least that is what I tell people. Smile.
Hello fellow Gills. My Gill family were originally from Devon, England and moved to Australia. That is about all I know of our history unfortunately.
My Father, back in the 60's did some work in the West Indies (Caribbean) putting telecommunications in between the islands, he said on one of the Islands, there were a lot of GILL's according to their legend; there was a GILL in the British Army stationed there in the 17/1800's. We do get around it seems!
My great grandmother was a Gill and lived on the Caribbean island of Grenada. She was born in St. Vincent. There are also many Gills from Barbados. They are most likely English and Scottish and came as indentured servants from Scotland/England during Oliver Cromwell's rule in the late 1600s. White indentured Servants known as, Redlegs, were "Barbadoed" as a result of looking for a better life or escaping religious persecution but were treated just as badly as black slaves. Some family still lives there today. Many are interracial at this point but yes, there ARE whites born and raised in the West Indies as it was a British Colony.
There are so many other Gills in South Africa, though many are white, we are black but have our origin in the one Gill that came to South Africa during the Angloboer war from Scotland.
Hi i am currently working on my family tree, we are irish but i believe we came from Clydebank in Scotland if anyone can help let me know pleaze....
Gabriel Richard Gill
I don't know for sure, where my surname comes.. My grandfather cames from the rocky mountains... And I thought could have manx origin, but i'm not so sure
Mark Brian G.(Gabato) Gill
David J Gill