Scotland

Gillespie

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.

Origen: Irlandés, Escocés. The roots of the name Gillespie are found among the Pictish clans of ancient Scotland. The name comes from the Gaelic name Gilleasbuig, which means the bishop's servant. The Gaelic word easbuig is borrowed from the Latin word episcopus, which means bishop. Patronymic names often substituted the name of a saint or other revered religious figure in place of a devout bearer's actual father. The name Gillespie is regarded as the Gaelic cognate of the Anglo-Saxon personal name Archibald, for reasons that remain obscure. First found in Aberdeenshire, 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.
Variantes: Gillespie, Gilaspy, Gilaspie, Gilespie, Gilespy, Gillaspey, Gillaspie, Gillaspy, Gillespay, Gillespee, Gillespery, Gillespey, Gillespie, Gillespy, Gillispey y otros.

 

John Gillespie & Isabel N ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
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