GilPatrick / FitzPatrick
The Irish name Gilpatrick is derived from the same native Gaelic Sept as Fitzpatrick The Gaelic Mac Giolla Padraig Sept literally means 'a devotee of Saint Patrick'. The Sept was located in the County Laoise region. Gilpatrick is more often found inthe Kilkenny region.
Origen: Irlandés, Escocés. The Kirkpatrick surname is derived from one of various place names in Scotland. These place names come from the Old Norse "kirkja" which became "kirk" and means "church." Several churches were dedicated to St. Patrick, and then the place names followed from the church names. First found in Dumfriesshire where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. The firt recorded record of the name is of a Roger de Kirkpatrick, who attested a charter by one of the Bruces in the 12th century.
Variantes: Kilpatrick, Gilpatrick, Patrick, Kirkpatrick y otros.